What happened this day in history August 19, 1942

What are the important events that happened on August 19, 1942? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 19, 1942: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 19, 1942 is the 231st day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 134 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 6, 1942 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $14,080.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 19, 1942 Historical Events

  • 1942
    World War II: Operation Jubilee – the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was doomed to fail, and was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.

Who were born on August 19, 1942?

  • 1942
    Fred Thompson, American politician and actor

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