On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1939

Famous Birthdays

Joe 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), born in Sheffield, England

Famous Deaths

  • Elijah Beardsworth, British world quick shaving champion, dies
  • Frank Van de Goes, Dutch writer and Marxist theorist, dies at 80
1939 Highlights

About June 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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