On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1939

Historical Events

  • Jews in Lodz, Poland, ordered to wear a yellow star of David

Famous Birthdays

  • Lucia Popp [Poppová], Slovakian operatic soprano, born in Záhorská Ves, Slovak State (now Slovakia) (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor, communist and humanitarian (Spanish Civil War, Second Sino-Japanese War), dies of blood poisoning from a cut on his finger from operating on a wounded soldier at 49
  • Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), dies at 59
1939 Highlights

About November 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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