On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1939

Historical Events

  • Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohn Howard

John Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia (1996-2007), born in Earlwood, New South Wales, Australia

25th Australian Prime Minister John Howard
25th Australian Prime Minister
John Howard
  • Wopko Jensma, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Murphy, New Zealand boxer (world featherweight champion 1890; first world champion in any class from NZ), dies at 75
1939 Highlights

About July 26, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo