On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1939

Historical Events

  • British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • First major boxing match on US television is the heavyweight bout from NY's Yankee Stadium between former world champion Max Baer and Lou Nova; Nova wins by TKO in 11th round
  • First night MLB game takes place at Philadelphia's Shribe Park; Phillies lose 5-2 to Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 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)
1939 Highlights

About June 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini