On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1939

Historical Events

  • 5th Orange Bowl: #2 Tennessee beats #4 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 5th Sugar Bowl: #1 TCU beats #6 Carnegie Tech, 15-7

Sports History

Master batsman Don Bradman scores 107 for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against Victoria for his 4th consecutive century in first-class cricket

Famous Birthdays

Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker, American televangelist (Assemblies of God, The PTL Club) and convicted fraud, born in Muskegon, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Roman Dmowski, Polish politician, dies at 74
1939 Highlights

About January 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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