What Happened on January 3, 1939

Historical Events

  • Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives

Famous Birthdays

  • (Gwendolyn) Dianne Brooks, American R&B, jazz, session and touring vocalist (Three Playmates - "Sugah Wooga"; solo - "Walking On My Mind"; Anne Murray), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)

Bobby HullBobby Hull (84 years old)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1960, 62, 66; Hart Memorial Trophy 1965, 66), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

  • Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), born in Edessa, Greece (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings

Roy Campanella

American future MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray; eventually divorce

1939 Highlights

About January 3, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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