What Happened on June 21, 1939

Historical Events

Lou Gehrig Retires

NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Boone, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Rubén Berríos, Puerto Rican politician, born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About June 21, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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