What Happened on April 4, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • JoAnne Carner, Kirkland WA, LPGA golfer (1976 US Women's Open)
  • Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)