On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1939

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"The Hound of Baskervilles" first of 14 films starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson is released

  • Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
1939 Highlights

About March 31, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries