What Happened on April 20, 1939

Historical Events

Sports History

Ted Williams' first MLB hit comes off of NY Yankees fellow future HOF'er Red Ruffing in Boston's 2-0 opening day defeat at Yankee Stadium, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian Prime Minister (1981-82, 1986-89, 1990-96) and Director-General of the World Health Organization, born in Bærum, Norway
  • Peter S. Beagle, American novelist and screenwriter (The Last Unicorn), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About April 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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