On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Millionaire Howard Hughes is presented with a Congressional Gold Medal

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Famous Birthdays

  • Anjanette Comer, American actress (Baby, Lepke), born in Dawson, Texas
  • Verna Bloom, American actress (After Hours, Badge 373), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
1939 Highlights

About August 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo