On This Day

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

Sports History

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

About February 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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