On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1939

Historical Events

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pomonok CC: 1938 Masters champion Henry Picard wins his 2nd major title defeating Byron Nelson with a birdie at the 37th hole

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • Ma Shui-long, Taiwanese classical composer (The Peacock Flies Southeast), born in Keelung, Taiwan (d. 2015)
  • Spencer Davis [Davies], English guitarist (Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Warwick Hutton, artist
1939 Highlights

About July 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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