What Happened on July 4, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Bernard, American actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania