On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1939

Historical Events

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

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Byron Nelson wins by 3 strokes from Craig Wood and 7 ahead of Denny Shute in a 36-hole playoff to claim the second of his 5 major titles


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 cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960), born in Greytown, Natal Province, South Africa (d. 2006)
1939 Highlights

About June 12, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini