On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1939

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJoe Clark

Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)

Famous Deaths

  • Elijah Beardsworth, world quick shaving champion, dies
  • Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
1939 Highlights

About June 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini