On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1940

Historical Events

  • 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship
  • Summer Olympics (scheduled for Helsinki) are cancelled by the Finnish OC because of WWII

Famous Birthdays

  • Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
1940 Highlights

About May 1, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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