On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1939

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
1939 Highlights

About February 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces