On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)