What Happened on July 2, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • John H. Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91), Governor of New Hampshire (1983-89), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Michael N. Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware 1993-2011, Governor of Delaware 1985-92), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, American sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Weddings

  • Syndicated columnist Ann Landers (21) weds business executive Julius Lederer

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam (1906-22), dies
1939 Highlights

About July 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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