Wednesday 15 May 1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ira Einhorn and Don Nelson.
Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching NBC News (1940 TV Series).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 15 May 1940
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1940 ?
- 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.
- Don Nelson: American basketball General Manager with the Mavericks.
- Lainie Kazan: American actress and singer.
- Beth Stone: LPGA golfer.
- Roger Ailes: American businessman.
- Mireille Darc: Toulon, France -- Actor (Week End, Hurried Man).
- Paul Rudd in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; actor (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court).
- 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.