On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1940

Historical Events

  • Allied counter attack at Atrecht, northern France
  • AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees
  • Paul Reynaud forms French government

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestTony Sheridan

Tony Sheridan, British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles ("My Bonnie"), born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan

1940 Highlights

About May 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini