10th of May, 1940

The 10th of May, 1940, fell on a Friday. Day 131 of 1940. Decade: 1940s.

79 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since the 10th of May, 1940.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 10th of May, 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 the 10th of May, 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:

  • 79 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since the 10th of May, 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 the 10th of May, 1940, will be 79 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 the 10th of May, 1940, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1940 was the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 10th of May, 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 the 10th of May, 1940.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

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

10th of May

Events that have occurred on the 10th of May:

  • 10th of May, 1962: The first issue of The Incredible Hulk is published.
  • 10th of May, 1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
  • 10th of May, 1994: Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is executed by lethal injection.
  • 10th of May, 1973: The New York Knicks win the 1973 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1.
  • 10th of May, 1978: Football: Liverpool win the European Cup after defeating Club Brugge 1-0.
  • 10th of May, 1980: FA Cup 1980: West Ham win the FA Cup after a goal from Trevor Brooking helps them secure 1-0 victory over Arsenal.
  • 10th of May, 1986: Liverpool win the FA Cup final after they defeat Everton 3-1.
  • 10th of May, 1993: UB40 release the song "Can't Help Falling in Love".
  • 10th of May, 1996: The film Twister (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 10th of May, 2002: FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to fifteen consecutive life sentences in prison for espionage.
  • 10th of May, 2002: Unfaithful (2002), starring Richard Gere, is released in cinemas.
  • 10th of May, 2007: UK Prime Minister Tony Blair announces that he will resign.
  • 10th of May, 2010: UK politics: Gordon Brown announces that he will be stepping down as Labour Leader.
  • 10th of May, 2016: Irish politics: Joan Burton steps down as Labour Party leader.
  • 10th of May, 2019: The Jeremy Kyle Show is cancelled.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 29,148 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,518,390,800 seconds have passed since the 10th of May, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,938,122,600 times.
  • Since the 10th of May, 1940, earth has travelled approximately 1,299,489,652,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 419,731,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 216,581,609 steps. That's about 96,258 miles!
  • Since this date, 30,220,690 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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