On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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