On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers

Famous Birthdays

  • Erwin Wilczek, Polish soccer midfielder, forward (16 caps; Górnik Zabrze), born in Wirek, Poland (d. 2021)
  • Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director and writer (Apple Trees; Germany, Pale Mother), born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jim Horn, American session and touring saxophonist (Duane Eddy; Wrecking Crew; George Harrison), born in Los Angeles, California
1940 Highlights

About November 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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