On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1939

Historical Events

Sports History

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
1939 Highlights

About June 21, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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