What Happened on March 28, 1939

Historical Events

  • Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers
  • Philip Barry's comic play "Philadelphia Story" about a socialite's impending wedding premieres at the Shubert Theater in NYC; star Katherine Hepburn also led the 1940 film version
  • Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship

Victory in Battle

Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco

Famous Birthdays

  • Roy Cicala, American sound engineer (Record Plant Studios (NYC) - Jimi Hendrix; John Lennon; Frank Sinatra), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
1939 Highlights

About March 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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