On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Abbas Ali Baig, cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut v England 1959)
  • Joe Kapp, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
  • Peter Thorburn MNZM, New Zealand rugby union coach (North Harbour, NZ sevens, Bristol RFC, United States), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist
1939 Highlights

About March 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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