What Happened on June 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
  • General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
  • Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
  • USSR occupies Estonia
  • World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
George Akerlof
  • Tony Marlow, MP (Conservative)