On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Nazis forbid non-professional auto workers

Famous Birthdays

  • Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
1940 Highlights

About May 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus