On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • Coffee & tea rationed in Holland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Major General Bernard Montgomery returns to London

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Nazi occupiers kick Jews out of Dutch air guard

Famous Birthdays

  • Kip Thorne, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, LIGO), born in Logan, Utah
  • Rene Auberjonois, American actor and voice artist (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, God of War), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
1940 Highlights

About June 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini