On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1939

Historical Events

  • WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st commercial TV station, begins service
  • World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics, with 184 professors arrested in Krakow and deported
  • WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Pat Dye, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (East Carolina, Wyoming, Auburn; record 153–62–5), born in Blythe, Georgia (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
1939 Highlights

About November 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio