On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • Paul Reynoud becomes French premier

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer (Momo), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Glenn Schwartz, American rock guitarist (Pacific Gas & Electric -"Are You Ready?"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Vito Picone, rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
1940 Highlights

About March 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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