What Happened on July 22, 1940

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

Dutch Prime minister Dirk Jan De Geer meets Adolf Hitler seeking peace talks

Famous Birthdays

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), born in Sudbury, Ontario

  • Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Thomas Wayne, American rockabilly singer ("Tragedy"), born in Batesville, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)

Famous Divorces

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy's parents John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III and Janet (Norton Lee) divorce

1940 Highlights

About July 22, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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