On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, born in Bristol, England (d. 2014)
1939 Highlights

About August 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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