What Happened on June 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • John Mahoney, actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29