On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1939

Historical Events

Film 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 pop vocalist ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song"), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

Pius XI

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

1939 Highlights

About February 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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