What Happened on June 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • A synthetic rubber tire exhibited in Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • American Negro Theater organizes
  • Battle of France begins in WW II

Historic Event

General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

  • General Von Bock starts a German offensive in the Somme
  • Governor of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles refuse entry to Jewish refugees
  • Netherlands rations petroleum

Famous Birthdays

  • Moira Anderson, Scottish singer ("Loch Lomond"), born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland
  • Tiger Lance, South African cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67) (d. 2010)
1940 Highlights

About June 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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