On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1939

Historical Events

  • Lenore Coffee & William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
  • Jim Bouton, American baseball pitcher, author, broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "Ball Four"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA, 1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97 ), born in St. John, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
1939 Highlights

About March 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces