What Happened on June 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
  • British complete the "Miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 338,226 allied troops from France via a flotilla of over 800 vessels including Royal Navy destroyers, merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft and even lifeboats

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winston Churchill says "We shall fight on the seas & oceans"

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Rudd Moore, composer
  • Gerrit H Terpstra, economist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian bishop

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey