On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1939

Historical Events

  • 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Belgium mobilizes
  • Croatia gets autonomous status

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestJorge Paulo Lemann

Jorge Paulo Lemann, Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro

Investor and Beer Mogul Jorge Paulo Lemann
Investor and Beer Mogul
Jorge Paulo Lemann

1939 Highlights

About August 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo