Wednesday May 15, 1940

US date format: 5/15/1940, UK date format: 15/5/1940

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 15, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lainie Kazan and Ira Einhorn. Our Town, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1940
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • 1st nylon stockings sold in US
  • German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders
  • McDonald's opens its first restaurant, in San Bernardino, California.
  • German armour division moves into Northern France.
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Movies

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Our Town

Our Town

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

Island of Doomed Men

Island of Doomed Men

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

Release year: 1940

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Flight Angels

Flight Angels

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris, Ralph Bellamy

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Music charts

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Videogames

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 the US President was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 15, 1940?

On May 15, 1940 several famous people were born including, Lainie Kazan, Ira Einhorn, Don Nelson.

Which famous people died on May 15, 1940?

Famous people died on May 15, 1940 include, Willem A Bonger, Menno ter Braak, Joseph Limburg.