On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Peter Struycken, Dutch artist, born in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAmelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), is declared dead at 41 after disappearing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937