What Happened on May 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen
  • Trailing 7-1 in 9th to Pitts, Phils win 8-7

Famous Birthdays

  • Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR
  • Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)
  • Stan Mikita, NHL center (led NHL in scoring 4 times)

Famous Deaths

  • Amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies
  • Joris [Georges] van Severen, Flem fascist/Member of parliament, dies