On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Norwegian actor and comedian, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2008)
  • Joe Azcue, Cuban baseball player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • Johnny Preston, American singer (Running Bear), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Molly Bee, American actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (d. 2011)
1939 Highlights

About August 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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