Saturday 20 April 1940
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pilar Miro and James Gammon in Newman.
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while Stars on the Sea by F. van Wyck was one of the best selling books.
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- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Pilar Miro: Director (Wether, Beltenebros).
- James Gammon in Newman: Illinois, USA; actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick - Nash Bridges).
- George Takei in Los Angeles: California, USA; actor (Sulu - Star Trek, Green Berets).
- Jan Cremer: Dutch writer, a journalist and artist.
- Miguel Roca: Spanish politician.
- James Gammon: American actor (Born 1940)
- 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- RCA demonstrates its new electron microscope in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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