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 baritone pop singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'; duet - "The Time Of My Life"), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Paul Williams, American singer, composer ("Rainy Days and Mondays"; "Evergreen"; sings from Ishtar; "Rainbow Connection"), and actor ("Battle for the Planet of the Apes; Smokey and The Bandit), 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? 81 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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