What Happened on July 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

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