What Happened on June 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Communist government installed in Lithuania
  • General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Neil Goldschmidt, Governor of Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • DuBose Heyward, American novelist (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
  • Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25