On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Steel, British composer, born in London
  • Tony Bullimore, British yachtsman (1997 solo around-the-world yacht race, dramatic rescue), born in Southend-on-Sea, England (d. 2018)
1939 Highlights

About January 15, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn