On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1939

Historical Events

  • Sabotage suspected in 'City of San Francisco' train crash which derails near Harney, Nevada, killing 24

Famous Birthdays

  • George Hamilton, American actor (Love at First Bite), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, Prime Minister of Nepal (2014-2015), born in Biratnagar, Morang (d. 2016)
1939 Highlights

About August 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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