On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1939

Historical Events

  • Comic superheroes Flash (as Jay Garrick) and Hawkman (Carter Hall) first appear in "Flash Comics No. 1" published by DC
  • Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Garrick Utley, American newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Thomas Harkin, American politician (Senator-D-Iowa, 1985-2015), born in Cumming, Iowa
  • Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer (Miracles - "Tears of a Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Weddings

Joe DiMaggio

Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

1939 Highlights

About November 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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