On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1940

Historical Events

  • Communist government installed in Lithuania
  • General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Neil Goldschmidt, American politician (Governor of Oregon 1987-91), born in Eugene, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • DuBose Heyward, American writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies at 54
  • Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer and conductor, dies from typhoid fever at 25
1940 Highlights

About June 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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