On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Willie-John McBride, Irish rugby union lock (63 Tests Ireland, 17 British Lions; Ballymena RFC) and coach (1983 Lions tour to NZ), born in Toomebridge, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
1940 Highlights

About June 6, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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