What Happened on February 23, 1939

Historical Events

Academy Awards

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

Pro Wrestling

Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight C'ship for a 2nd time

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Esteban "Steve" Jordan, American conjunto, Tejano, rock and jazz accordion player, born in Elsa, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
Born in 1939

About February 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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