On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1939

Historical Events

  • German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May" premieres in NYC

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.

Famous Birthdays

  • Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
1939 Highlights

About November 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio