Wednesday 15 May 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Waterloo Bridge, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Ira Einhorn: American guru and '60s celebrity, once Philadelphia's leading hippie and self-described "planetary enzyme.
- Paul Rudd in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; actor (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court).
- Roger Ailes: American businessman.
- Lainie Kazan: American actress and singer.
- Don Nelson: American basketball General Manager with the Mavericks.
- 1st nylon stockings sold in US
- 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300
- German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders
- McDonald's opens its first restaurant, in San Bernardino, California.
- German armour division moves into Northern France.
- First successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300.
- USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.
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