On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1939

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Yankee Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Detroit Tigers 22-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Famous Birthdays

  • Gates Brown, American MLB outfielder (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), born in Crestline, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • Tony Asher, English-American lyricist ("God Only Knows"; "Wouldn't It Be Nice"; "That's Life"), born in London, England
1939 Highlights

About May 2, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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