On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill St John [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Johnny Nash, American rocker ("I Can See Clearly Now"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Roger Cook, British songwriter (with Roger Greenaway: "You've Got Your Troubles"; "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Melting Pot"), singer (Blue Mink), and record producer, born in Fishponds, Bristol, England
1940 Highlights

About August 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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