On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 1939

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
  • Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany
1939 Highlights

About June 28, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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