On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1939

Historical Events

  • British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC
  • NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Fox, Canadian politician (member of the Senate of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Harry Reid, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Nevada 1987-2017), born in Searchlight, Nevada
  • Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician, born in Nahalal, Israel
1939 Highlights

About December 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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