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)

Jorge Paulo LemannJorge Paulo Lemann (83 years old)

Swiss-Brazilian investor, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


1939 Highlights

About August 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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