On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1940

Historical Events

  • "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls, New York
  • Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege

Famous Birthdays

  • Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive), born in Łódź, Poland
1940 Highlights

About April 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries