On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 2013)
1939 Highlights

About July 24, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo