On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

11th Academy Awards: "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins

  • Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)