What Happened on June 23, 1939

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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
1939 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Mahoney, Canadian ice hockey coach (NHL: Minnesota North Stars 1983-85), born in Peterborough, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Charlie Spoonhour, American basketball coach (Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis, UNLV), born in Mulberry, Kansas (d. 2012)
Born in 1939

About June 23, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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