On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1939

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

AgreementAgreement of Interest

USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Adolf Hitler deports Jews

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Holland, American singer and songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Edward Holland Jr., American singer, lyricist, vocal arranger, and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Emily Howell Warner, American pilot, 1st woman to captain a commercial American airline plane, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2020)
  • Grace Slick, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist (Nobel 2001 - discoveries of protein molecules that control the division (duplication) of cells), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Norman West, American singer (Soul Children, Hearsay, Give 'em Love)
1939 Highlights

About October 30, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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