On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
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, American singer (Sexual Healing), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1984)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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