What Happened on July 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Chuck Close, American painter and photographer, born in Monroe, Washington
  • Karen Shepherd, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah), born in Silver City, New Mexico
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About July 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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