On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1940

Historical Events

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlex Trebek

Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • Stan Ross, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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? 80 years and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer