What Happened on March 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania

Famous Birthdays

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney (83 years old)

18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

  • Kevin Flynn, Irish rugby union centre (22 caps; Leinster RFC), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2022)

Famous Deaths

  • Percy Dean, British naval lieutenant and politician who received the Victoria Cross for saving men during the raid of Zeebrugge, dies at 61
1939 Highlights

About March 20, 1939

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

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