On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), dies at 63