On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1939

Historical Events

  • 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record)

Famous Birthdays

  • [Peter] "Ginger" Baker, English drummer (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love"; "Toad"; Blind Faith - "Do What You Like"), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Marinus Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 70
1939 Highlights

About August 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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