Friday 17 May 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Adel Imam and Alan Kay.
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 17 May 1940
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Which were the important events of 17 May 1940 ?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Adel Imam
- Alan Kay: American entrepreneur, one of the fathers of Object Oriented Programming.
- Ingrid Wendl
- Adel Emam: Movie Actor.
- Reynato Puno: Filipino lawyer and jurist 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
- Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
- World War II: the old city centre of the Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland.