August 20, 1940: Day of the Week
August 20, 1940 was the 233rd day of the year 1940 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
A person born on this day will be 76 years old today. If that same person saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $6,338.00 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.
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Here’s the August 1940 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1940 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
Dragon is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
August 20, 1940 Historical Event(s)
- 1940British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line “Never was so much owed by so many to so few”.
- 1940In Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramon Mercader. He dies the next day.
Who were born on August 20, 1940?
- 1940Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer
- 1940Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
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