On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • (William) "Smokey" Robinson, American soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles - "You Really Got A Hold On Me"; "Tears Of A Clown"; "My Girl"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Bobby Rogers, American soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You Really Got A Hold On Me"; "Tears Of A Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Carlin Glynn, American actress (Continental Divide)
  • Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
1940 Highlights

About February 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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