What Happened on January 25, 1939

Historical Events

Event of Interest

1st nuclear fission experiment (splitting of a uranium atom) in the US, in basement of Pupin Hall, Columbia University by a team including Enrico Fermi

  • Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed

Boxing Title Fight

In only the second World Heavyweight C'ship fight between two black boxers, Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Thorne, British stage and screen actress (To The Manor Born; Three Up, Two Down), born in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan)
  • Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician, born in Helsingborg, Sweden
Born in 1939

About January 25, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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