What Happened on October 16, 1939

Historical Events

Music History

George Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" opens at the Music Box Theatre, NYC; runs for 739 performances

  • Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Ludolf Nielsen, Danish composer, dies at 63
1939 Highlights

About October 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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