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, and songwriter (Buddy Holly & Crickets - "That'll Be The Day"), born in Hillsboro, Texas
  • Jim McCrary, American photographer and album cover artist (Tapestry: Ticket to Ride), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Paul Winter, American new age music saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Paul Winter Consort), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
1939 Highlights

About August 31, 1939

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

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