On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1939

Historical Events

Music History

"All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes his 1st encyclical Summi pontificatus

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Siegel, American rock bassist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Raymond Jones, British keyboardist and songwriter, born in Oldham, England
1939 Highlights

About October 20, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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