On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Corin Redgrave, Brtish actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), born in Leflore County, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director, born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster, born in Doncaster, West Riding
  • William Bell, American singer (Tryin' to Love Two), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
1939 Highlights

About July 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer