On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1939

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Ian Hunter, English rock singer (Mott the Hoople - "All The Young Dudes"; "Roll Away The Stone"), 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? 82 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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