On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1939

Historical Events

  • Sergei Rachmaninov's last appearance in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Attila Bozay, composer
  • Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly guitarist (Rockabilly Hall of Fame, 1998), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2003) [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer (b. 1909)
1939 Highlights

About August 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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