June 6, 1939 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • NY supreme court justice J F Crater legally declared dead
  • The ship MS St. Louis, carrying 907 Jewish refugees from Europe, begins sailing back to the continent after it was refused entry into America. Approximately a quarter of those on board would perish in the Holocaust.

Birthdays in History

  • Marian Wright-Edelman, health care president (Childrens Defense Fund)
  • Nganani Enos J Mabuza, South African leader (Inyandza National Movement)

Deaths in History

  • Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65