What Happened on March 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII
  • Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the US Bill of Rights - 147 years late

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch singer (Buffoons)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, dies at 65

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter