On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • Brito [Hércules de Brito Ruas], Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Claude Osteen, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Caney Spring, Tennessee
  • Max Neuhaus, American percussionist and composer (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire