On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • Charles Ives' 1st Sonata "Concord" premieres
  • LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins 3rd straight title by 2 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby

Famous Birthdays

  • Murle Breer, American golfer (US Women's Open 1962), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Sri Lankan-born British mathematician & astronomer, born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Paul Coverdell, American politician, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2000)
1939 Highlights

About January 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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