On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Corin Redgrave, British 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 soul and R&B singer ("Tryin' To Love Two"), and songwriter ("Born Under a Bad Sign") 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? 82 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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