On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Yevgeny Miller [Eugen Ludwig Müller], Baltic German general and a leader of the anticommunist White Army during and after the Russian Civil War, executed at 71 after being kidnapped in Paris by Soviet intelligence and taken to Moscow where he was tortured and eventually shot
1939 Highlights

About May 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus