On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Brenda Starr, Reporter", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, Dale [Dalia] Messick, begins as a comic-book supplement to Chicago's Sunday Tribune
  • German troops begin the invasion of the undefended Channel Islands
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2007)
1940 Highlights

About June 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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