What Happened on April 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali MacGraw, Pound Ridge NY, actress (Love Story, Goodbye Columbus)
  • Phil Niekro, knuckleball pitcher (NY Yankees, Atlanta Braves)
  • Rudolph Isley, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio