On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • 7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBrian Mulroney

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

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney

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? 82 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces