What Happened on May 17, 1939

Historical Events

  • 1st televised baseball game is broadcast on NBC, with Princeton University defeating Columbia University 2-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Paulsen, American author of young adult literature, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Wim de Bie, Dutch comedian, satirist, and writer (van Kooten & de Bie - The Simplistic Covenant), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2023)
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About May 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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