On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers), born in Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2003)
1940 Highlights

About July 16, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer