Saturday 22 June 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Harvey and Esther Rantzen.
Tom Brown's School Days, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Charles Harvey: British astrologer, teacher, organizer, author, researcher and counselor, an integral part of British astrology for more than 30 years.
- Esther Rantzen: British TV personality and producer, entering the industry in 1965.
- Joan Busfield: English sociologist psychologist and academic.
- Hubert Chesshyre: English historian and author.
- Abbas Kiarostami: Author / director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up).
- France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
- SS rounds up 31 German / Polish / Dutch Jews in Roermond Neth
- France is forced to sign the Second Compiegne armistice with Germany.
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