On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa

Famous Birthdays

  • George Andrie, American NFL defensive end (5-time Pro Bowl), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), born in Newman, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Jan Cremer, Dutch writer (I, John Cremer), born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Timothy Lee Drummond, American musician, born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)
1940 Highlights

About April 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus