On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
  • Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
  • Last British troops leave Narvik, Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Nancy Sinatra, American singer (Boots are Made for Walkin') and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), dies at 69