May 10th, 1940

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

80 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since May 10th, 1940.

On This Date

Events that occurred on May 10th, 1940:

  • Germany invades France.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

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

  • World War II

    During this period of time (01 Sep 1939 to 02 Sep 1945), the Second World War was raging on.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 80 years, 3 months and 5 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 80 years of age.
  • People born in 1940 belong to the "Silent Generation" generation.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 10th, 1940 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

1940 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1940.

"Looney Tunes"

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 10th of May:

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 10th, 1940 was probably conceived around the 1st of August, 1939. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 10th, 1940 is the 17th of February, 1941. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 29,317 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,532,988,800 seconds have passed since the May 10th, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,955,153,600 times.
  • Since May 10th, 1940, earth has travelled approximately 1,307,022,220,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 422,164,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 217,837,037 steps. That's about 96,816 miles!
  • Since this date, 30,395,866 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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