On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1939

Historical Events

  • Membership of Hitler Youth becomes obligatory

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Crispian St. Peters, English singer (The Changin' Times), born in Swanley, Kent
  • David Winters, American choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Ronald "Ronnie" White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
1939 Highlights

About April 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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