On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1939

Historical Events

  • Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest

Famous Birthdays

  • Candido Lima, Portuguese composer, born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
1939 Highlights

About August 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo