On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of The Hague, Netherlands
  • In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), born in Choti Zareen, British India (d. 2010)
1940 Highlights

About May 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini