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May 10th, 1940.

May 10th, 1940, was a Friday. It was day 131 of 1940. The decade was the 1940s.

81 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since May 10th, 1940.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 10th, 1940?

  • Winston Churchill becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • World War II: Germany invades France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 10th, 1940.

  • World War II.

    World War II.

    World War II was raging on during this period of time.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 81 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since May 10th, 1940.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1940.
  • Leap Year: 1940 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on May 10th, 1940, will be 81 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1940 belong to the Silent Generation generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 10th, 1940.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 10th, 1940, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1940 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 10th, 1940 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Kid's TV shows on May 10th, 1940.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1940.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1940.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 10th, 1946 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 10th.

Fred Astaire

Dancer. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1899
He turned 41 on this day in 1940.

David Huffman

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1945
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Sid Vicious

Musician. Deceased
Born on May 10th, 1957
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Bono

Irish singer.
Born on May 10th, 1960
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Dennis Bergkamp

Dutch soccer player.
Born on May 10th, 1969
He was born exactly 29 years after this date.

US President.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on May 10th, 1940.

UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 10th, 1940.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 10th, 1940.

  • A total of 29,659 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,237 weeks have passed.
  • 2,562,537,600 seconds have passed since the May 10th, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,989,627,200 times.
  • Since May 10th, 1940, the earth has travelled approximately 1,322,269,401,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 427,089,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 220,378,234 steps. That's about 97,946 miles!
  • Since this date, 30,750,451 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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