On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1939

Historical Events

  • Anti-German demonstrations/strikes in Czechoslovakia
  • Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Bey, American jazz singer and pianist (Horace Silver; Gary Bartz), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jane Alexander, American actress (Betsy, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslav gymnast (Olypmics gold 1964, 68), born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Brady, American silent and talkie film actress (My Man Godfrey; The Gay Divorcee; Zenobia), dies of cancer at 46
1939 Highlights

About October 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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