What Happened on June 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
  • Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
  • Last British troops leave Narvik Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Nancy Sinatra, Jersey City, singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • Sherman Garnes, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in New York City (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69