What Happened on July 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, South African minister of energy (1989- )
  • Helen Donath, American soprano
  • Keith Stackpole, cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74)
  • Mills Watson, actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64