What Happened on May 1, 1939

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for "The Yearling"

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Beard, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles; US Open 1965, 75 3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Judy Collins, American Grammy Award-winning eclectic singer (Send in the Clowns; Both Sides Now), writer, and activist, born in Seattle, Washington

Max Robinson (1939-1988)

1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia

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

About May 1, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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