On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • General Reijnders appointed supreme commander of Dutch army
  • Isoroku Yamamoto appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet
  • NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
  • Poland mobilizes

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth Ashley, American actress (Coma, Evening Shade), born in Ocala, Florida
  • John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster (BBC Radio 1), born in Heswell, Merseyside (d. 2004)