On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • David Mlinaric, British interior director
  • John Paul Sr, Dutch-American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1978; 24 Hours of Daytona 1982; 12 Hours of Sebring 1982), born in Netherlands (disappeared 2001)
1939 Highlights

About March 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces