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

Jonas Salk

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

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? 82 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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