What the sky looked like on May 20, 1940
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 5/20/1940, UK date format: 20/5/1940
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 20, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Claude Dagens and Shorty Long.
Lightning Strikes West, directed by Harry L. Fraser, 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 May 20, 1940?