What Happened on August 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest

Famous Birthdays

  • Candido Lima, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Fred Milano, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40], born in The Bronx, New York
  • Valerie Harper, Suffern, New York, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda)