Friday 19 July 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dennis Cole and Terry Jennings (composer).
Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 July 1940 ?
- According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
- St. Symmachus
- St. Machrina
- St. Arsenius
- Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
- Nicaragua - National Liberation Day
- Myanmar - Martyr's Day
- Malaysia - Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Ng Sembilan
- Roman festivals - Lucaria
- Dennis Cole: American film and television actor, who was a model for men's physique magazines before breaking into acting.
- Terry Jennings (composer)
- Dennis Cole in Detroit: Michigan, USA; actor (Felony Squad, Brackens's World).
- Vikki Carr: American musician; a singer and recording artist who frequently sings multilingually.
- Samuel H Chang: American newspaper magnate, is murdered in Shanghai, China.
- Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders
- Nazi occupiers imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in Buchenwald
- World War II: Battle of Cape Spada : The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.
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