On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1939

Historical Events

  • Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia
  • Staged "Polish" assault on radio station in Gleiwitz

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Allison, American rock drummer (Buddy Holly & Crickets), born in Hillsboro, Texas
  • Jim McCrary, American photographer (album covers such as Tapestry, Ticket to Ride), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
1939 Highlights

About August 31, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo