What Happened on January 1, 1939

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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.
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michèle Mercier, French actress (Angelique, Marquise des Anges.), born in Nice, France
  • Phil Read, English motorcycle racer (World C'ship 125cc 1968, 250cc 1964-65, 68, 71 & 500 cc 1973-74; Formula TT 1977), born in Luton, England (d. 2022)
Born in 1939

About January 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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