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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJim Bakker

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

Televangelist Jim Bakker
Jim Bakker

Famous Deaths

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

About January 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn