What Happened on March 2, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII

  • Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the US Bill of Rights - 147 years late

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • Gerard van Tongeren, Dutch pop guitarist and singer (The Buffoons - "Tomorrow Is Another Day; "It's The End")

Famous Deaths

Howard CarterHoward Carter (1873-1939)

British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, dies at 65

1939 Highlights

About March 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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