On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1939

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

6th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ralph Guldahl wins his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Sam Snead

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Lise Thibault, 27th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, born in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Quebec

Person of interestMarvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye [Gay], American soul singer-songwriter ("It Takes Two"; What's Going On"; "Let's Get It On"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1984)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia

1939 Highlights

About April 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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