On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1939

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart

1939 Highlights

About October 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra