On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • Philip E Baisley, Augusta Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
  • Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1968), born in Storozhynets, Romania
  • William Alden Hibbard, composer
1939 Highlights

About August 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo