On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Ellis, American rocker (Fleetwoods), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Christoph Eschenbach, German pianist and conductor (Houston Symphony, 1988-99; Philadelphia Orchestra, 2003-08: National Symphony 2010-17), born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland)
  • Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham, WHU) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
  • V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1940 Highlights

About February 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces