What Happened on May 3, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager, born in Beek, Netherlands
  • Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, born in Hütschenhausen, Germany (d. 1987)
  • David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper