What Happened on October 20, 1940

Historical Events

  • Cheese rationed in the Netherlands
  • Greenhouse rationing begins in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Kathy Kirby, English singer ("Secret Love"), born in Ilford, England (d. 2011)
  • Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States, born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Asplund, Swedish modernist architect (The Woodland Crematorium), dies at 55
1940 Highlights

About October 20, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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