What Happened on April 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls, New York
  • 44th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:28.6
  • Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege

Famous Birthdays

  • Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)
  • Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)