On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" premieres in NYC, running until 1941 for 739 performances

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart
  • Sugar rationing begins in Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer, dies at 63
1939 Highlights

About October 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra