The Evacuation of Dunkirk

Historical Events

Miracle of Dunkirk

1940-05-27 British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII

  • 1940-06-02 Heavy German bombing on Dunkirk beach
  • 1940-06-03 Last British and French troops evacuated from Dunkirk
  • 1940-06-04 British complete the "Miracle of Dunkirk" by evacuating 338,226 allied troops from France via a flotilla of over 800 vessels including Royal Navy destroyers, merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft and even lifeboats

Film Premiere

2017-07-13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England


Famous Birthdays

  • 1949-09-04 Dean Pees, American football coach, born in Dunkirk, Ohio
  • 1958-02-18 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1999)