On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1940

Historical Events

  • Nazi decree forbids gentile woman to work in Jewish homes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
1940 Highlights

About September 19, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo