What Happened on October 24, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nazi require wearing of Star of David by Jews
  • Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem