On This Day

May 20, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Soccer team HZVV forms in Hoogeveen

Birthdays in Sport

  • Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1961; Hart Memorial Trophy [MVP] 1967, 68; 6 x NHL First All-Star Team), born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic (d. 2018)

Deaths in Sport

  • Amar Singh, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests, 28 wickets; India's first half-century in Test cricket), dies of pneumonia at 29
1940 in Sport