What Happened on November 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague