On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1940

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler orders Great Britain to surrender

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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 singer (Let it Be Him), 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? 79 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer