On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Timely Comics (later Marvel) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Helmut Eisendle, Austrian writer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Jacques Hamelink, Dutch writer & poet (Cold Unrest), born in Terneuzen, Netherlands
1939 Highlights

About January 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn