On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1939

Historical Events

  • Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestF. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
1939 Highlights

About October 24, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio