What Happened on August 8, 1939

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • Philip E Baisley, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Class of '57"), born in Augusta, Virginia
  • 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? 83 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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