What Happened on March 23, 1939

Historical Events

Music Premiere

1st performance of Béla Bartók's 2nd Violin Concerto at the Concertgebow, Amsterdam with Zoltán Székely on violin and Willem Mengelberg conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra

Famous Birthdays

  • (Peter) "Pepe" Lienhard, Swiss saxophonist, band leader and entertainer, born in Lenzburg, Switzerland
  • Bert Berdis, American comedian (Tim Conway Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Boris Tischenko, Russian-Soviet pianist and composer, born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2010)
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About March 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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