On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1939

Historical Events

  • Katwijk soccer team forms

Famous Birthdays

  • John Leyton, British singer
  • Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Willy Hess, German violinist, dies at 79
1939 Highlights

About February 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius