On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • Ulf D Merbold, German physicist/astronaut (STS 9, 42, Soyuz TM-19)

Famous Deaths

  • [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81