On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cup; St. George), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Ron Ziegler, American White House press secretary for Nixon, born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 2003)
1939 Highlights

About May 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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