On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st great dogfight between Spitfires and Luftwaffe

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
1940 Highlights

About May 23, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini