On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Gerry Goffin, American pop and rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, American sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
1939 Highlights

About February 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius