On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st Dairy Queen restaurant opened, in Joliet, Illinois
  • About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
  • France surrenders to Nazi Germany, with the northern half of the country occupied and the south established as the Nazi client state Vichy France
  • SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter (That's Life), born in Berkhamsted, England

Famous Deaths

  • M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
1940 Highlights

About June 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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