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

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 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

  • Francis X McCloskey, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1983- )
  • GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
  • Geoff Griffin, cricketer (South African quick, hat-trick & chuck v Eng 1960)