On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Stagecoach" western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne, premieres in Miami

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Peter Purves, English television presenter and actor (Doctor Who, Blue Peter), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Roberta Flack, American vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Pius XI [Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti], Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), dies at 81