On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 25th Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #3 Duke, 7-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hewlett-Packard is founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a garage in Palo Alto, California "the birthplace of Silicon Valley"

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Bill Hewlett
  • Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.

Famous Birthdays

  • Michèle Mercier, French actress (Angelique, Marquise des Anges.), born in Nice, France