On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile

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Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Spanish government moves to Figueras

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Stevens, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak), born in Clarkdale, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, dies at 71