On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
1939 Highlights

About May 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus