1940 in Denmark
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- 9 April – Operation Weserübung takes place, beginning the occupation of Denmark by Nazi Germany.
- 16 April – Princess Margrethe, the future Queen Margrethe II, is born to Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Ingrid of Sweden.
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- 29 March – Allan Botschinsky, jazz trumpeter
- 16 April – Princess Margrethe, the future Queen Margrethe II
- 3 December – Palle Jacobsen, ballet dancer (died 2009)
- 28 January – Heinrich Dohm, painter of portraits, genre works and religious paintings (born 1875)
- 13 March – Gustav Frederik Holm, Arctic explorer, naval officer (born 1849)
- 25 May – Marie Krøyer, painter (born 1867)
- 10 December – Christian Schrøder, film actor (born 1869)
- "2. Verdenskrig". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2009-11-18.