On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Mather, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
  • Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • Kenneth Warby, fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph)
  • Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • Ralph Boston, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1960; first to break 27 feet [8.2m] barrier), born in Laurel, Mississippi
1939 Highlights

About May 9, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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