May 15, 1940: Day of the Week
May 15, 1940 was the 136th day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
A person born on this day will be 83 years old today. If that same person saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $13,945.00 today.
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Here’s the May 1940 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1940 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
May 15, 1940 Historical Event(s)
- 1940McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
- 1940USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.
- 1940World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
Who were born on May 15, 1940?
- 1940Don Nelson, American professional basketball coach
- 1940Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
- 1940Roger Ailes, American businessman
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