On This Day

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

Person of interestAlan Kay

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

Computer Scientist Alan Kay
Computer Scientist
Alan Kay

1940 Highlights

About May 17, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus