On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1939

Historical Events

  • NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field

Famous Birthdays

  • George Cohen, English soccer defender (37 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Fulham 459 games), born in London, England
  • Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
1939 Highlights

About October 22, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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