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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1940.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1940: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1940?


Events

  • 01 May 1940 The 1940 Olympics are cancelled.
  • 04 May 1940 21 not neutral Nazis and communists arrested in the Netherlands
  • 05 May 1940 Norwegian Government in exile forms in London, England.
  • 06 May 1940 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath)
  • 07 May 1940 Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain
  • 09 May 1940 World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
  • 10 May 1940 Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks
  • 11 May 1940 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6.
  • 12 May 1940 German tanks conquer Moerdijkbrug.
  • 13 May 1940 Churchill says "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat".
  • 14 May 1940 Admiral Furstner departs to England
  • 15 May 1940 1st nylon stockings sold in US
  • 16 May 1940 Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris
  • 17 May 1940 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
  • 18 May 1940 German troops conquer Brussels
  • 19 May 1940 Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time).
  • 20 May 1940 Gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 21 May 1940 Allied counter-attack at Atrecht, North-France.
  • 22 May 1940 Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Germans.
  • 23 May 1940 1st great dogfight between Spitfires
  • 24 May 1940 1st night game at St. Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
  • 25 May 1940 German troops conquer Boulogne
  • 26 May 1940 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
  • 27 May 1940 British and French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)
  • 28 May 1940 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 29 May 1940 In WWII, Germans capture Ostend andYpres in Belgium andLille in France

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Movies

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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America