What Happened on May 15, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • German armoured division moves into Northern France
  • German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders
  • McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
  • Nazis capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)
  • USS Sailfish (SS-192) recomisioned, origionaly the Squalus.

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
  • Paul Rudd, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Roger Ailes, American TV executive and CEO of Fox News, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75
  • Willem A Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), suicide at 63