Tuesday May 28, 1940

US date format: 5/28/1940, UK date format: 28/5/1940

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 28, 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 Hans Dulfer and Betty Shabazz. The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 28, 1940?


Holidays

  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States of America

Brother Orchid

Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Susan and God

Susan and God

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Joan Crawford, Fredric March, Ruth Hussey, John Carroll

Lightning Strikes West

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

Bad Man from Red Butte

Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

Days to next May 28

If May 28, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 2 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1940?

  • LIFE: German invader
  • Time: The job of the R. A. F. in France was directed by Air Marshal-Arthur Sheridan Barratt; Marshal Barra

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