On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1939

Historical Events

  • Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out (Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
  • Shahid Mahmoud, cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
1939 Highlights

About March 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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