On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer ("Boom Boom Baby"; "Rub It In"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (introduced Ella Fitzgerald), dies of Pott's disease (tuberculosis of the spine), at 34
1939 Highlights

About June 16, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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