On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

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

About June 21, 1939

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer