What Happened on April 9, 1939

Historical Events

Music History

American contralto Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C; appearance organized after Anderson was denied permission to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall [1] [2]

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Learned, American actress (Olivia in The Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, dies at 89
1939 Highlights

About April 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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