On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1939

Historical Events

  • "The Rules of the Game", French film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Nora Gregor and Paulette Dubost, premieres in Paris
  • British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: In the last Open played for 7 years, due to WWII, England's Dick Burton wins by 2 strokes from American Johnny Bulla

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats fellow American Elwood Cooke 2-6, 8-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for Wimbledon sweep, also won doubles & mixed doubles titles

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Famous Deaths

  • Deacon White, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), dies from heat stroke at 91
1939 Highlights

About July 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer