On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1940

Historical Events

  • 21 "not neutral" nazis & communists arrested in Netherlands
  • 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Curl, American offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Robin Cook, American physician and novelist, born in NYC, New York
1940 Highlights

About May 4, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus