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May 1940.

Since May 1940 passed approximately One Thousand and Three months (1,003.0). 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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