On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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)