What Happened on September 29, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Eberhard Koellner, German cosmonaut (Soyuz 31 backup), born in German DR
  • Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • Larry Linville, American actor (M*A*S*H, 1972-77 - "Major Frank Burns"), born in Ojai California (d. 2000)
  • Molly Haskell, American film critic, born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (with Bobby Hart: The Monkees - "Last Train to Clarksville"; (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"), and singer (Boyce & Hart - "I Winder What She's Doing Tonight"), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Dickstein, Polish mathematician, dies in WWII bombing at 88
1939 Highlights

About September 29, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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