On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1939

Historical Events

  • Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a 14 month long bombing campaign in England

Famous Birthdays

  • Ramon "Ray" Philips, Welsh rock singer (Nashville Teens - "Tobacco Road"), born in Tiger Bay, South Wales
1939 Highlights

About January 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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