What Happened on November 9, 1939

Historical Events

  • Nobel Prize for physics awarded to American Ernest Lawrence for his invention of the cyclotron

Film Premiere

Romantic comedy film "Ninotchka" directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Greta Garbo premieres

  • Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 British agents
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Marco Bellocchio, Italian film director (The Conviction), born in Bobbio, Italy
  • Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr

About November 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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