On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1940

Historical Events

  • Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawie [David Jacobus] de Villiers, South African minister of energy, born in Burgersdorp, Cape Province
  • Helen Donath, American soprano, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer (aggressive Australian opener 1966-74), born in Collingwood, Australia
  • Mills Watson, American actor (Harper Valley PTA, BJ & Bear), born in Oakland, California
  • Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), born in Nykøbing Mors, Denmark (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
1940 Highlights

About July 10, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer