What Happened on January 19, 1940

Historical Events

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

Film 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."

Famous Birthdays

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

Mary MillsMary Mills (83 years old)

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

  • 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
1940 Highlights

About January 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn