What Happened on August 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • Edward Pattern, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)