What Happened on June 19, 1940

Historical Events

Historic Event

German 7th Armoured division under command of Rommel occupies Cherbourg

Historic Event

Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses and ships


Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, born in Thrybergh, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2013)
  • Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (NHRA Top Fuel C'ship in 1977, 80, 82; International Motorsports Hall of Fame), born in Burlington, Vermont

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Jaubert, French composer and soldier, dies a few hours after being fatally wounded in action at 40
1940 Highlights

About June 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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