On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1940

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
1940 Highlights

About June 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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