On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1939

Historical Events

Music History

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

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? 82 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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