On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1939

Historical Events

  • Glenn Cunningham (top miler) says 4-min mile beyond human effort

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)

Famous Weddings

Frank Sinatra

Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55
  • Henri Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72
1939 Highlights

About February 4, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius