On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1939

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Hagerty, British editor (People), born in Ilford, London
  • David Birney, American actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Lee Majors [Harvey Lee Yeary], American film and TV actor ($6,000,000 Man, The Fall Guy), born in Wyandotte, Michigan
  • Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • Ray Peterson, American singer ("Tell Laura I Love Her"), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2005)
1939 Highlights

About April 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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