On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • 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)
1940 Highlights

About August 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo