- The first McDonald's hamburger stand opens in Pasadena, Calif.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt wins the election and becomes the United States' first third-term president.
- Rising star Frank Sinatra joins the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
- Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" wins Best Picture.
- Famous Births ... Frank Zappa, Jack Nicklaus, John Lennon.
- Deaths ... F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leon Trotsky.
- The 1940 Summer Olympics to be held in Helsinki, were cancelled due to outbreak of World War II.
- A Ford Super Deluxe Sedan Coupe sold for $1395.
- Armistice Day Blizzard took place in the Midwest region of the United States. The intense winter storm cut through the middle of the country from Kansas to Michigan.
- Winston Churchill becomes Britain's Prime Minister.
- Freeze drying is adapted for food preservation.
Historical Highlights of 1940 ...
Scroll down to see our 1940 LOOK Magazines for sale.