On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1940

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French counter attack at Pronne under General Charles de Gaulle

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles 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? 81 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus