On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1940

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)
  • French counter attack at Pronne under Gen De Gaulle

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
  • Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • Joan Staley, American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov, 1958), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mickey Newbury, rocker
1940 Highlights

About May 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus