What happened this day in history September 17, 1940

What are the important events that happened on September 17, 1940? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 17, 1940: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 17, 1940 is the 261st day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 105 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 4, 1940 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $275.22. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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September 17, 1940 Historical Events

  • 1940
    World War II: Following the German defeat in the Battle of Britain, Hitler postpones Operation Sea Lion indefinitely.

Who were born on September 17, 1940?

  • 1940
    Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat
  • 1940
    Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)

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