On This Day

What Happened on November 9, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Ninotchka" with Greta Garbo premieres

Actress Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo
  • Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
  • Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 British agents

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
1939 Highlights

About November 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio