On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Toomey, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • David Horowitz, American author & political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • William Levy, American writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Jameson Thomas, British actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies from tuberculosis at 50
  • Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
1939 Highlights

About January 10, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn