Tuesday 28 May 1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Betty Shabazz and Hans Dulfer.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
- Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
- Bernard of Menthon
- Augustine of Canterbury
- William of Gellone
- Betty Shabazz: Educator / talk show hostess / widow (Malcolm X).
- Hans Dulfer: Tenor saxophonist / director (Paradiso).
- Thomas E Petri American politician (Representative-Republican-Wisconsin: 1979-).
- Maeve Binchy: Irish author and playwright (d. 2012).
- David Brewer: English politician Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.
- Shlomo Riskin: American rabbi and academic founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue
- Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
- World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
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