On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
  • 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
  • British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • Retired German Colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt returns to service

Famous Birthdays

  • Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles, Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)