What Happened on May 31, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Major General Bernard Montgomery leaves Dunkirk

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain

Famous Birthdays

  • August "Augie" Meyers, American singer-songwriter, producer, and record label owner (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados) born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
  • Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator