On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1939

Historical Events

  • William Saroyan's "Time of Your Life" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Zelmo Beaty, American Basketball HOF center (2 × NBA All-Star; 3 × ABA All-Star; St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars, LA Lakers), born in Hillister, Texas (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis JK van Aalst, president Dutch Business Society, dies at 73
1939 Highlights

About October 25, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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