On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • Cheese rationed in Netherlands
  • Greenhouse rationing begins in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)
1940 Highlights

About October 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra