What Happened on May 22, 1939

Historical Events

Pact of Steel

Germany's Adolf Hitler and Italy's Benito Mussolini sign the "Pact of Steel" formalizing the 1936 alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

Famous Birthdays

  • Árni Egilsson, Icelandic classical and jazz bassist and composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Ian Underwood, American musician (Frank Zappa), born in New York City
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)
1939 Highlights

About May 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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