What Happened on June 18, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy Nazi occupiers

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Duncan, prison warden (Gartree Prison in UK)
  • Jim Albus, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)