On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer, born in Kogarah, Australia
  • Harold Kroto, English chemist and Nobel laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • John Hopcroft, American computer scientist, born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

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