On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1939

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

Joan Fontaine

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

1939 Highlights

About August 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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