Monday May 20, 1940

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
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Lightning Strikes West

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

Bad Man from Red Butte

Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

Our Town

Our Town

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States of America

Island of Doomed Men

Island of Doomed Men

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • Gen Guderians tanks reach The Channel (British expeditionary army)

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