On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1939

Historical Events

  • "3 Little Fishies" by Kay Kyser swam to #1
  • 1st regular transatlantic airmail (Pan Am: NY to Marsseille France)

Famous Birthdays

  • María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), born in Baracaldo, Spain (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Carr, American Pro Football HOF contributor (NFL President 1921-39), dies from a heart attack at 59
1939 Highlights

About May 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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