On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1940

Historical Events

  • Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would die within its walls)
  • German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • William P. Baker, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Oakland, California
1940 Highlights

About June 14, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini