On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1940

Historical Events

  • Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis

Historic Event

UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Shaw, American news correspondant (CBS, CNN), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • E. A. S. Prasanna, Indian cricketer (one of India's big four spinners), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India
  • Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football HOF center (6 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; Minnesota Vikings), born in Lexington, Nebraska (d. 2021)
1940 Highlights

About May 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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