On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1939

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic 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

Person of interestLee 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

Person of interestMike 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
  • William "Billy" Cox, American bass player (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
1939 Highlights

About October 18, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra