What Happened on July 19, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender - they decline

  • Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
  • Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Cole, American actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Vikki Carr [Florencia Vicenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona], American Grammy Award-winning pop and Latin singer ("It Must Be Him"; "Cosas del Amor"), born in El Paso, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
1940 Highlights

About July 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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