What Happened on October 31, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali (d. 2006)
  • John Guerin, American session and touring jazz-rock drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; L.A. Express; Joni Mitchell: Linda Ronstadt), born in Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • Tom O'Connor, British comedian and TV game show host, born in Bootle, Lancashire, England (d. 2021)
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Rank [Rosenfeld], Austria psychoanalyst (Trauma of Geburt), dies
1939 Highlights

About October 31, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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