On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1940

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

  • John Dawes, Welsh rugby union centre (22 caps Wales, 4 caps British & Irish Lions; London Welsh; Barbarians), born in Abercarn, Wales (d. 2021)
  • Louise Groenman, Dutch director and politician (D66), born in Meppel, Netherlands
  • Nancy Ramey, American swimmer (WR 100m butterfly 1:09.1 1959; 200m butterfly 2:40.5 1958; Olympic silver 100m butterfly 1956), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator at the Bauhaus, dies at 60
1940 Highlights

About June 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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