1940Bugs Bunny was born in in Brooklyn, NY.
Frank Mars and Bruce Murrie manufactured a candy-coated chocolate in six different colors - red, green, yellow, brown and violet, (M&Ms).
Best Film Oscar Winner: Rebecca
Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Miss America: Frances Burke (Philadelphia, PA)
Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock was the most popular Christmas gift.
World Series Champions: Cincinatti Reds
NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs: New York Rangers
U.S. Open Golf: Lawson Little
NCAA Football Champions: Minnesota
NCAA Basketball Champions: Indiana
Kentucky Derby: Gallahadion
1940 Fashion Icons:
Betty Grable, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner.