1940

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1940 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1940
MCMXL
Ab urbe condita 2693
Armenian calendar 1389
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԹ
Assyrian calendar 6690
Bahá'í calendar 96–97
Balinese saka calendar 1861–1862
Bengali calendar 1347
Berber calendar 2890
British Regnal year 4  Geo. 6   5  Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2484
Burmese calendar 1302
Byzantine calendar 7448–7449
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth  Rabbit)
4636 or 4576
     to 
庚辰年 (Metal  Dragon)
4637 or 4577
Coptic calendar 1656–1657
Discordian calendar 3106
Ethiopian calendar 1932–1933
Hebrew calendar 5700–5701
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1996–1997
 - Shaka Samvat 1861–1862
 - Kali Yuga 5040–5041
Holocene calendar 11940
Igbo calendar 940–941
Iranian calendar 1318–1319
Islamic calendar 1358–1359
Japanese calendar Shōwa 15
(昭和15年)
Javanese calendar 1870–1871
Juche calendar 29
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4273
Minguo calendar ROC 29
民國29年
Nanakshahi calendar 472
Thai solar calendar 2482–2483
Tibetan calendar 阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2066 or 1685 or 913
     to 
阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
2067 or 1686 or 914

1940 ( MCMXL ) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar , the 1940th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 940th year of the 2nd millennium , the 40th year of the 20th century , and the 1st year of the 1940s decade.

Contents

Events

Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

January

February

March

April

May

May 10: Winston Churchill

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Undated

Births

January

Brian Josephson
Kipchoge Keino
Tabaré Vázquez
Jack Nicklaus
Joachim Gauck
James Cromwell
Carlos Slim

February

George A. Romero
H. R. Giger
Willi Holdorf
Smokey Robinson
Peter Fonda
Mario Andretti

March

Raúl Juliá
Chuck Norris
James Caan
Nancy Pelosi

April

Julie Christie
Margrethe II of Denmark
Al Pacino

May

David Koch
Ricky Nelson

June

René Auberjonois
Constantine II of Greece
Tom Jones
Nancy Sinatra
John Mahoney

July

Ringo Starr
Patrick Stewart
James Brolin
Alex Trebek
Roy Walker

August

Martin Sheen
Stanley Johnson
Jack Thompson

September

Pauline Collins
Raquel Welch
Brian De Palma
Linda Gray
Óscar Arias
Michel Temer

October

John Lennon
Cliff Richard
Michael Gambon
Pelé

November

Qaboos bin Said al Said
Bruce Lee

December

Richard Pryor
Barbara Amiel
Frank Zappa

Date unknown

Deaths

January

February

Gunnar Höckert
Michael Hainisch

March

Selma Lagerlöf
Spyridon Louis

April

Carl Bosch

May

June

Arthur Harden
Janusz Kusocinski
Paul Klee

July

August

Leon Trotsky
Paul Nipkow
J. J. Thomson

September

Charles de Broqueville

October

November

Neville Chamberlain
Nicolae Iorga

December

Kyosti Kallio
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nobel Prizes

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