On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1939

Historical Events

  • Great Britain & Poland sign military pact
  • US & UK agree on joint control of Canton & Enderbury Is (Pacific)

Famous Birthdays

  • André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, American blues guitarist, and singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Eugeniusz Faber, Polish soccer forward (36 caps; Ruch Chorzów, Lens), born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
1939 Highlights

About April 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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