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
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles; Toy Soldiers), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 1992)
Born in 1939

About June 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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