What Happened on October 11, 1939

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Albert Einstein informs FDR of the possibilities of an atomic bomb

  • Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again
  • NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund


Samson Raphaelson's play "Skylark" starring Gertrude Lawrence premieres in NYC

1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Franklin Sonn, South African union leader (South African workers), born in Vosburg, South Africa

Maria Bueno (1939-2018)

Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil

  • Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, born in Brzesc, Poland (d. 1995)
Born in 1939

Famous Divorces

Betty Grable & Jackie Coogan

Actor Jackie Coogan (24) divorces actress Betty Grable (22) after 2 years of marriage

About October 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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