What Happened on August 19, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill St John [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Johnny Nash, American pop-reggae-soul singer-songwriter and record producer ("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
Born in 1940
1940 Highlights

About August 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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