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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)
4636 or 4576
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4637 or 4577
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.[1]

Events

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

January

Main article: January 1940

February

Main article: February 1940

March

Main article: March 1940

April

Main article: April 1940

May

Main article: May 1940

June

Main article: June 1940

July

Main article: July 1940

August

Main article: August 1940

September

Main article: September 1940

October

Main article: October 1940

November

Main article: November 1940

December

Main article: December 1940

Date unknown

Births

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

January

Brian Josephson
Tabaré Vázquez
John Hurt
James Cromwell
Carlos Slim

February

George A. Romero
H. R. Giger
Vicente Fernández
Smokey Robinson
Peter Fonda

March

Raul Julia
Chuck Norris
Nancy Pelosi

April

Wangari Maathai
Julie Christie
Margrethe II of Denmark
Al Pacino

May

Lance Henriksen
Ricky Nelson
Toni Tennille

June

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

July

Jerzy Buzek
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Jeannie Seely
Ringo Starr
Patrick Stewart
James Brolin
Hanako, Princess Hitachi

August

Martin Sheen
Jack Thompson

September

Raquel Welch
Brian De Palma
Óscar Arias
Michel Temer

October

John Lennon
Cliff Richard
Michael Gambon
Pelé

November

Qaboos bin Said al 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

Neville Chamberlain
Nicolae Iorga

December

Kyosti Kallio
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nobel Prizes

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