On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1939

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • Phil Read, MBE, English motorcycle road racer (first winner world championships in 125cc [1968], 250cc [1964-65, 68, 71] and 500 cc [1973-74] classes), born in Luton, England
1939 Highlights

About January 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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