On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
  • US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Spoonhour, American basketball coach (Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis, UNLV), born in Mulberry, Kansas (d. 2012)
1939 Highlights

About June 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer