On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1939

Historical Events

  • Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews
  • Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rothenberg, American lawyer and sports executive, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Daniel Oliver, American CEO (Federal Trade Commission), born in NYC, New York
  • Penny Vincenzi [Hannaford], British novelist (An Absolute Scandal, Spoils of Time trilogy), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
1939 Highlights

About April 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries