On This Day

What Happened on November 28, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank
  • Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJames Naismith

James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), dies at 78

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

1939 Highlights

About November 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius