On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pope Pius XII crowned in Vatican ceremonies

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? 83 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces