1940

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1940 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1940
MCMXL
Ab urbe condita2693
Armenian calendar1389
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԹ
Assyrian calendar6690
Baháʼí calendar96–97
Balinese saka calendar1861–1862
Bengali calendar1347
Berber calendar2890
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 5 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2484
Burmese calendar1302
Byzantine calendar7448–7449
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4637 or 4430
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4638 or 4431
Coptic calendar1656–1657
Discordian calendar3106
Ethiopian calendar1932–1933
Hebrew calendar5700–5701
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1996–1997
 - Shaka Samvat1861–1862
 - Kali Yuga5040–5041
Holocene calendar11940
Igbo calendar940–941
Iranian calendar1318–1319
Islamic calendar1358–1359
Japanese calendarShōwa 15
(昭和15年)
Javanese calendar1870–1871
Juche calendar29
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4273
Minguo calendarROC 29
民國29年
Nanakshahi calendar472
Thai solar calendar2482–2483
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.

A calendar from 1940 according to the Gregorian calendar, factoring in the dates of Easter and related holidays, cannot be used again until the year 5280.

Events

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

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Brian Josephson
Jack Nicklaus
Tabaré Vázquez
Carol Heiss
Carlos Slim

February

H. R. Giger
Vicente Fernández
Smokey Robinson
John Lewis
Mario Andretti

March

Mina
Nancy Pelosi

April

Wangari Maathai
Julie Christie
Margrethe II of Denmark
Al Pacino

May

Ricky Nelson
Toni Tennille
Don Nelson

June

René Auberjonois
Kip Thorne
Constantine II of Greece
Sir Tom Jones
Nancy Sinatra
Wilma Rudolph

July

Jerzy Buzek
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Sir Ringo Starr
Sir Patrick Stewart
Fontella Bass
Hanako, Princess Hitachi

August

Martin Sheen
Jean-Luc Dehaene
Jack Thompson

September

Raquel Welch
Brian De Palma
Linda Gray
Óscar Arias
Frankie Avalon
Michel Temer

October

John Lennon
Sir Michael Gambon
Pelé

November

Qaboos bin Said
Bruce Lee

December

Richard Pryor
Dionne Warwick
Frank Zappa

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

February

Gunnar Höckert
Michael Hainisch

March

Selma Lagerlöf
Spyridon Louis

April

Carl Bosch

May

Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse

June

Arthur Harden
Janusz Kusocinski
Paul Klee

July

August

Leon Trotsky
Paul Nipkow
J. J. Thomson

September

Charles de Broqueville

October

November

Nicolae Iorga

December

Kyosti Kallio
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nobel Prizes


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