What Happened on May 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Batman first appears in Detective Comics #27
  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Beard, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestMax Robinson

Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • Ray Aranha, actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida