What Happened on May 31, 1940

Historical Events

Pétain's Betrayal

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

Famous Birthdays

  • (August) "Augie" Meyers, American rock and Tex-Mex keyboardist, accordion player, singer-songwriter, producer (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornados), and record label owner, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Elfi Mikesch, Austrian cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina), born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator
Born in 1940

About May 31, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini