On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
  • Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
  • Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide