On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)
  • Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician (2004 presidential candidate), born in Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (21) weds actor Brian Aherne (37)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine