What Happened on August 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)
  • William Alden Hibbard, composer