What the sky looked like on August 20, 1940
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 8/20/1940, UK date format: 20/8/1940
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Massimo Gargia and Jacques Bouveresse.
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1940?