On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1940

Historical Events

  • Norwegian government-in-exile forms in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Lance Henriksen, American actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target), born in Manhattan, New York

Famous Weddings

Mary Martin

Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)

1940 Highlights

About May 5, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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