On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1939

Historical Events

  • Dr Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures

Famous Deaths

  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, dies at 89
  • Tom Hayward, English cricketer (35 Tests for England, 1999 runs), dies at 68
1939 Highlights

About July 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer