On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Helen Hicks wins by 1 stroke ahead of Helen Dettweiler

Film release premierFilm Release

The Three Stooges film "You Nazty Spy!" about the Nazis released with the disclaimer "Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle."

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard

Famous Birthdays

  • Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )

Person of interestMary Mills

Mary Mills, American golfer (US Open 1963, PGA 1964, 73), born in Laurel, Mississippi

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • William E. Borah, American lawyer and politician (Republican U.S. Senator from Idaho), dies at 74