On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Event

After conquering France, Adolf Hitler visits Paris and views the Eiffel Tower and the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Marcel Louette seeks opposition group "White Brigade" on Antwerp
  • RAF bombs Schiphol, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Faith, English singer and actor (d. 2003)
  • Derry Irvine [Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine], Scottish politician (Labour Party) and Lord Chanceller of UK (1997-2003), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Diana Trask, Australia, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
  • Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • Simon Hobday, South African golfer (US Senior Open 1984), born in Mafikeng, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1962)
  • Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (d. 1994)
1940 Highlights

About June 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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