On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "American Way" premieres in NYC

  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Mary Ellen McAnally, American poet (Dance of the Zygotes), born in Vandalia, Illinois
1939 Highlights

About January 21, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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