What Happened on June 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
  • France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
  • SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter

Famous Deaths

  • M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93