June 1939 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 British submarine "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • Jun 1 Retired German Col-gen Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
  • Jun 6 NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 George VI & Elizabeth become the 1st king & queen of Britain to visit USA

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 17 Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre
  • Jun 20 Test flight of 1st rocket plane using liquid propellants

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 22 Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Jun 23 France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
  • Jun 23 US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard
  • Jun 24 Pan Am's 1st US to England flight
  • Jun 27 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
  • Jun 28 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
  • Jun 28 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
  • Jun 29 4th Dutch government of Colijn falls
  • Jun 29 Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe
  • Jun 30 Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 5 Joe Clark [Charles Joseph], 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jun 5 Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
  • Jun 6 Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
  • Jun 6 Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement)
  • Jun 9 Derek Hunt, CEO (MFI Furniture Group)
  • Jun 9 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 11 Barry Porter, British Conservative politician (d. 1996)
  • Jun 11 Christina Crawford, author, Joan's daughter (Mommie Dearest)
  • Jun 12 Francis X McCloskey, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1983- )
  • Jun 12 GAI Schuijt, Dutch jurist (information law)
  • Jun 14 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Jun 14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • Jun 15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • Jun 15 Brian Jacques, British author
  • Jun 17 Donald Anderson, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 17 Hanna Johansen, writer
  • Jun 19 Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense
  • Jun 21 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jun 24 Henry Lawrence Garett III, Sect of Navy (1989-92), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 26 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jun 26 Charles "Chuck" Robb, (Sen-D-Va)/husband of Lynda Bird Johnson
  • Jun 26 Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, South Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conference 1983-88)
  • Jun 28 Klaus Schmiegel, German-American chemist (invented Prozac), born in Chemnitz, Germany

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (24) weds social worker Donna Lindsay

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Elijah Beardsworth, world quick shaving champion, dies
  • Jun 5 Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
  • Jun 6 Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65
  • Jun 13 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • Jun 17 Eugene Weldman, last guillotined in France
  • Jun 19 Grace Abbott, social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
  • Jun 26 Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65