On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1939

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Wuthering Heights" film based on the Emily Brontë novel, directed by William Wyler and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
Writer Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë
Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler
  • 98th Grand National: Irish jockey Tim Hyde wins, riding 100/8 shot Workman

Famous Birthdays

  • [Lilian] Lynda Baron, British actress, comedian, and singer (Open All Hours - "Nurse Gladys"; Come Inside - "Auntie Mabel"), born Urmston, Lancashire, England
1939 Highlights

About March 24, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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