On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York
  • Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese composer & conductor, born in Montijo, Portugal
  • Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India

Famous Deaths

  • Omar Bundy, U.S. Army general (Spanish–American War in Cuba), dies at 78