May 15, 1940

May 15, 1940, was a Wednesday. It was 84 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 1940:

  • American fast food company McDonald's is founded.


This date occurred 30,690 days ago. Approximately 1,023 months have passed. It was the 136th day of 1940, in week 20. The decade was the 1940s. People who were born on May 15, 1940, are now 84 years old and belong to the Silent Generation generation. 1940 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. We have gone through approximately 341 seasons of weather since this date.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 1940.

  • World War II.

    World War II

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 15, 1940.

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 1940.

  • May 10, 1940:
    • Winston Churchill becomes the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
    • World War II: Germany invades France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • This date: May 15, 1940
  • June 14, 1940: World War II: German troops enter the French capital Paris.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15, 1940 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1940

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys in 1940

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on May 15, 1940?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 15, 1946, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He was born exactly 35 years after this date.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Born on May 15, 1981
She was born exactly 41 years after this date.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He was born exactly 47 years after this date.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He was born exactly 62 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:


US President

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on May 15, 1940.


UK Prime Minister

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 15, 1940 was most likely conceived around August 23, 1939.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 1940 is close to February 5, 1941.

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Stats for May 15, 1940


Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 1940:

  • 30,690 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,384 weeks have passed.
  • 2,651,616,000 seconds have passed since May 15, 1940.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 3,093,552,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,368,233,856,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 441,936,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 228,038,976 steps. That's roughly 101,351 miles.
  • 31,819,392 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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