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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 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.

But much more happened on June 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1940?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1940 Coffee and tea rationed in Holland
  • 02 Jun 1940 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
  • 03 Jun 1940 Last British / French troop leave Dunkirk
  • 04 Jun 1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • 05 Jun 1940 American Negro Theater organizes
  • 07 Jun 1940 British / French troops evacuate Narvik
  • 08 Jun 1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
  • 09 Jun 1940 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury Golf Club - Ohio
  • 10 Jun 1940 French government moves to Bordeaux
  • 11 Jun 1940 Italy declares war on allies / raids Malta
  • 12 Jun 1940 World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 13 Jun 1940 WWII: Paris is declared an open city.
  • 14 Jun 1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there)
  • 15 Jun 1940 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province
  • 16 Jun 1940 General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux
  • 17 Jun 1940 France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WWII
  • 18 Jun 1940 Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers
  • 19 Jun 1940 Brenda Starr, 1st cartoon strip by a woman, appears in Chicago
  • 20 Jun 1940 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 21 Jun 1940 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General / Council of State
  • 22 Jun 1940 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
  • 23 Jun 1940 Marcel Louette seeks opposition group White Brigade on Antwerp
  • 24 Jun 1940 France signs an armistice with Italy during WWII
  • 25 Jun 1940 Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower and grave of Napoleon in France
  • 26 Jun 1940 End of the USSR experimental calendar; Gregorian readopted 6 / 27
  • 27 Jun 1940 Soviet Army attacks Romania
  • 28 Jun 1940 Quiz Kids? premieres on radio.
  • 29 Jun 1940 Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
  • 30 Jun 1940 Brenda Starr cartoon strip, by Dale Messick, 1st appears

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Movies

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The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Country: United States of America

The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

All This, and Heaven Too

All This, and Heaven Too

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Country: United States of America

Frontier Crusader

Frontier Crusader

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Dorothy Short, Lou Fulton, Karl Hackett

Gaslight

Gaslight

Release year: 1940

Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard, Frank Pettingell, Cathleen Cordell

Country: United States of America