What Happened on October 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Albert Einstein informs FDR of the possibilities of an atomic bomb

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Bucky Harris signs to manage Washington again

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gertrude Lawrence's "Skylark" premieres in NYC

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • NAACP organized Legal Defense & Education Fund

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestMaria Bueno

Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, born in Brzesc, Poland (d. 1995)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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