On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Famous Birthdays

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

About April 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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