Thursday 20 June 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marcel Duriez and Eugen Drewermann.
Tom Brown's School Days, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingwa was one of the best selling books.
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- American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
- West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
- Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
- UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
- Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
- Roman Empire ? Festival in honor of Summanus.
- Day of The Royal Victorian Order.
- Marcel Duriez: French field and track star, 110m hurdles, who competed in the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964 and in Mexico City in 1968.
- Eugen Drewermann: German priest and theologian.
- Bernard Plasait
- John Mahoney: Manchester, England -- Actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out).
- William Avery: American CEO of Crown Cork & Seal, specializing in merchandise marketing of the bottling and canning company.
- Charles Rothenberg: American infamous arsonist, convicted in 1983 of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, that of setting his son on fire.
- Mark Savan: American broadcaster, a disk jockey and commentator with KFWB, bright, articulate and personable.
- Jehan Alain: French musician, an organist and composer.
- Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
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