On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain

  • 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? 82 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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