On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
  • The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • John Fahey, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), born in Washington, D.C. (d, 2001)
  • Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
1939 Highlights

About February 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces