On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1939

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Beard, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles; US Open 1965, 75 3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington

Max Robinson

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

  • Ray Aranha, actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
1939 Highlights

About May 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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