What Happened on May 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Mather, composer
  • Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Oly-gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)