On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; silver 1956; World C'ship gold 1956–1960), born in NYC, New York
  • Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Montijo, Portugal (d. 1995)
  • Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Lars-Åke Lagrell, Swedish sports administrator (President Swedish Football Association 1991-2012) and politician (Governor Kronoberg County), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Omar Bundy, U.S. Army general (Spanish–American War in Cuba), dies at 78
1940 Highlights

About January 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius