On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1939

Historical Events

  • German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

Famous Birthdays

  • Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Man Mohan Sood, Indian cricketer (scored 0 & 3 in his only Test for India), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • Mary Peters, English pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972), born in Halewood, Lancashire
  • Renton Laidlaw, Scottish golf broadcaster and journalist (President Association of Golf Writers 1995-2015; BBC Radio), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2021)
1939 Highlights

About July 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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