On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1]

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; Nash Bridges - "Nick"), 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)
  • Ronald Mundy, American doo-wop tenor vocalist (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Tim Drummond, American session and touring bass player and songwriter (Ry Cooder; Neil Young; Graham Nash: J.J. Cale; Bob Dylan), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2015)
1940 Highlights

About April 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus