On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudia Boyarskikh, Soviet cross country skier (5 Olympic gold 1964, 1968), born in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia (d. 2009)
  • Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague
1939 Highlights

About November 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio