What Happened on May 17, 1940

Historical Events

  • Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins invasion of France
  • Nazis bombs Middelburg/B IJzerdrat begins illegal defiance

Famous Birthdays

Alan KayAlan Kay (82 years old)

American computer scientist (GUI design and object-oriented programming), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

1940 Highlights

About May 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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