On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive James, Australian television presenter, poet writer, born in Kogarah, Australia (d. 2019)
  • Colin Cooper, British vocalist and harmonica player (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), born in Stafford, England (d. 2008)
  • Harold Kroto, English chemist and Nobel laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • Joel Brodsky, American photographer, credited with photographing over 400 album covers, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • John Hopcroft, American computer scientist, born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (blood pressure studies), dies at 70
1939 Highlights

About October 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra