On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer ("Drift Away"), born in Simonton, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC), born in Utica, New York (d. 2018)
  • Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
1940 Highlights

About July 26, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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