On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1939

Historical Events

  • 71st Belmont: James Stout riding Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
  • Beer Barrel Polka hits #1 on the pop singles chart by Will Glahe

Famous Birthdays

  • David Frederick Stock, composer
  • David Stock, American composer and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Ian Hunter, English rock musician (Mott the Hoople), born in Oswestry, England
  • Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2020)
1939 Highlights

About June 3, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini