What Happened on July 8, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Famous Deaths

  • [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80