On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020)
  • David Hobbs, British racing driver, born in Royal Leamington Spa, England
  • Dick Vitale, American basketball sportscaster (ESPN), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano, born in Galați, Romania

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Medical researcher Jonas Salk (24) weds social worker Donna Lindsay

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), commits suicide at 52
1939 Highlights

About June 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini