On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1939

Historical Events

  • 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • General Reijnders appointed supreme commander of Dutch army

Appointment of Interest

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)
1939 Highlights

About August 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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