What Happened on February 22, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • George Haslam, British avant-garde jazz baritone saxophonist, and tárogató player, born in Preston, Lancashire, England
  • 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
1939 Highlights

About February 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces