What Happened on June 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA

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  • Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
  • Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank McCloskey, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Geoff Griffin, South African cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960), born in Greytown, Natal Province, Union of South Africa (d. 2006)