On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1939

Historical Events

  • US Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Barber, American political theorist (Jihad vs. McWorld), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian author and mystic, dies at 55
1939 Highlights

About August 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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