1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter GF), 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.
Real World Events
- Actor John Hurt is born.
- Artist H. R. Giger is born.
- Actor Lance Henriksen is born.
- Actor Dan Hedaya is born.
- Artist Richard Corben is born.