On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1939

Historical Events

  • Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

Famous Birthdays

  • Antao D'Souza, Pakistani cricketer (pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62), born in Nagoa, Goa, Portuguese India
  • Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • Toini Gustafson, Swedish 5K/10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
1939 Highlights

About January 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn