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 known for whimsical monumental art and sculptors of large, colorful dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts, born in Sebastian, Florida (d. 2006)

Robin Knox-JohnstonRobin Knox-Johnston (84 years old)

British yachtsman who completed the 1st single non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in 1969, born in London, England

  • Shahid Mahmoud, Pakistani cricketer (opener scored 16 & 9 in only Pak Test)
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About March 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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