What Happened on February 10, 1939

Historical Events

Stagecoach Premieres

"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, American contemporary classical composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Peter Purves, English television presenter and actor (Doctor Who, Blue Peter), born in Preston, Lancashire
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

Pius XI (1857-1939)

Italian 259th Pope (1922-39), dies at 81

1939 Highlights

About February 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius