On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1939

Historical Events

  • Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; first best-of-7 SC Final series

Agreement of Interest

The Soviet Union proposes an alliance with Britain and France to counter Nazi Germany; the Soviets would later sign a secret agreement with the Nazis

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Dvornik, Croatian actor, born in Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2008)
  • Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster, born in Scotland (d. 2009)
  • Dusty Springfield [Mary O'Brien], British pop vocalist ("I Only Want To Be With You"; "Son Of A Preacher Man"), born in West Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • John DeLaFose, American French speaking zydeco musician, born in Duralde, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • Margaretha de Boer, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Amsterdam
  • Reinier Lucassen, Dutch painter (Kuifje contra James Union), born in Amsterdam
1939 Highlights

About April 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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