On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1939

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers

Famous Birthdays

  • Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of JFK, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald

Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

1939 Highlights

About October 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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