On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
  • Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
  • US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register

Famous Birthdays

  • Louise Groenman, Dutch director and politician (D66), born in Meppel, Netherlands
  • Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60