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May 1940.

Since May 1940 passed approximately Nine Hundred and Twenty-Nine months (928.8). This May started with Wednesday (18. week) and ended with Friday (22. week). This May had 31 days and 4 Sundays. On bottom of the page you can find calendar for May 1940.

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Events occurred in May 1940

We found 87 events occured in May month in 1940.
1940. May 1 (Category: Births), Bobbie Ann Mason, American author and critic
1940. May 1 (Category: Births), Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
1940. May 1 (Category: Births), Yury Yershov, Russian mathematician
1940. May 1 (Category: Events), The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.
1940. May 3 (Category: Births), Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
1940. May 3 (Category: Births), Conny Plank, German musician and producer (Cluster and Moebius & Plank)
1940. May 3 (Category: Births), David Koch, American businessman and politician
1940. May 4 (Category: Births), Robin Cook, American novelist
1940. May 5 (Category: Births), Lance Henriksen, American actor and painter
1940. May 5 (Category: Births), Lasse Åberg, Swedish actor, musician, and director
1940. May 5 (Category: Births), Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director
1940. May 5 (Category: Events), World War II: Norwegian Campaign – Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to the Nazis after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
1940. May 5 (Category: Events), World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
1940. May 6 (Category: Events), John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
1940. May 7 (Category: Births), Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
1940. May 7 (Category: Births), Dave Chambers, Canadian ice hockey coach
1940. May 7 (Category: Births), Jim Connors, American radio personality (d. 1987)
1940. May 7 (Category: Births), Vasilis N. Triantafillidis, Greek comedian and actor
1940. May 7 (Category: Deaths), George Lansbury, English politician and editor (b. 1859)
1940. May 7 (Category: Events), The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
1940. May 8 (Category: Births), Emilio Delgado, American actor
1940. May 8 (Category: Births), Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
1940. May 8 (Category: Births), Peter Benchley, American author (d. 2006)
1940. May 8 (Category: Births), Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1985)
1940. May 8 (Category: Births), Toni Tennille, American singer (Captain & Tennille)
1940. May 9 (Category: Births), James L. Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1940. May 9 (Category: Events), World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
1940. May 10 (Category: Births), Wayne A. Downing, American army general (d. 2007)
1940. May 10 (Category: Events), World War II: Germany invades Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
1940. May 10 (Category: Events), World War II: Invasion of Iceland by the United Kingdom.
1940. May 10 (Category: Events), World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent.
1940. May 10 (Category: Events), World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1940. May 11 (Category: Births), Juan Downey, Chilean artist (d. 1993)
1940. May 11 (Category: Deaths), Chujiro Hayashi, Japanese Physician (b. 1880)
1940. May 12 (Category: Births), Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008)
1940. May 13 (Category: Births), Bruce Chatwin, English writer (d. 1989)
1940. May 13 (Category: Events), Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the Nazi invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.
1940. May 13 (Category: Events), World War II: Germany's conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.
1940. May 14 (Category: Births), H. Jones, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1982)
1940. May 14 (Category: Births), Troy Shondell, American singer-songwriter
1940. May 14 (Category: Deaths), Emma Goldman, Lithuanian anarchist (b. 1869)
1940. May 14 (Category: Events), The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, has its first flight.
1940. May 14 (Category: Events), World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
1940. May 14 (Category: Events), World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.
1940. May 15 (Category: Births), Don Nelson, American basketball coach
1940. May 15 (Category: Births), Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
1940. May 15 (Category: Births), Roger Ailes, American businessman and broadcaster
1940. May 15 (Category: Deaths), Menno ter Braak, Dutch author (b. 1902)
1940. May 15 (Category: Events), McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1940. May 15 (Category: Events), USS Sailfish is recommissioned. It was originally the USS Squalus.
1940. May 15 (Category: Events), World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
1940. May 16 (Category: Deaths), Jacques Goudstikker, Jewish Dutch art dealer (b. 1897)
1940. May 17 (Category: Births), Alan Kay, American computer scientist
1940. May 17 (Category: Births), Reynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
1940. May 17 (Category: Events), World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
1940. May 17 (Category: Events), World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.
1940. May 18 (Category: Births), Eddy Palchak, Canadian ice hockey trainer and equipment manager (d. 2011)
1940. May 18 (Category: Births), Erico B. Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1940. May 19 (Category: Births), Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
1940. May 19 (Category: Births), Mickey Newbury, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1940. May 19 (Category: Deaths), Diego Mazquiarán, Spanish matador (b. 1895)
1940. May 20 (Category: Births), Michel Vastel, French-Canadian journalist, columnist, and author (d. 2008)
1940. May 20 (Category: Births), Sadaharu Oh, Japanese baseball player
1940. May 20 (Category: Births), Shorty Long, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (d. 1969)
1940. May 20 (Category: Births), Stan Mikita, Canadian ice hockey player
1940. May 20 (Category: Deaths), Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1859)
1940. May 20 (Category: Events), Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1940. May 22 (Category: Births), Bernard Shaw, American journalist
1940. May 22 (Category: Births), Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)
1940. May 23 (Category: Births), Giles Gordon, Scottish writer and agent (d. 2003)
1940. May 24 (Category: Births), Joseph Brodsky, Russian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1940. May 24 (Category: Events), Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
1940. May 25 (Category: Deaths), Joe De Grasse, American director (b. 1873)
1940. May 26 (Category: Births), Levon Helm, American musician, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Band and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band) (d. 2012)
1940. May 26 (Category: Births), Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French-Canadian politician
1940. May 26 (Category: Events), World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
1940. May 27 (Category: Events), World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops. Two survive.
1940. May 28 (Category: Births), Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012)
1940. May 28 (Category: Births), Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi, founder of the Lincoln Square Synagogue
1940. May 28 (Category: Deaths), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (b. 1868)
1940. May 28 (Category: Events), World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
1940. May 28 (Category: Events), World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
1940. May 29 (Category: Births), Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan
1940. May 29 (Category: Births), Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna
1940. May 29 (Category: Events), The first flight of the F4U Corsair.
1940. May 30 (Category: Births), Gilles Villemure, Canadian ice hockey player
1940. May 31 (Category: Births), Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator


Calendar May 1940.



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