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Source: Wikipedia Historical context
  • Koningin Wilhelmina (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1890 till 1948 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Koninkrijk der Nederlanden)
  • In The Netherlands , there was from June 24, 1937 to July 25, 1939 the cabinet Colijn IV, with Dr. H. Colijn (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from July 25, 1939 to August 10, 1939 the cabinet Colijn V, with Dr. H. Colijn (ARP) as prime minister.
  • In The Netherlands , there was from August 10, 1939 to September 3, 1940 the cabinet De Geer II, with Jonkheer mr. D.J. de Geer (CHU) as prime minister.
  • The Netherlands had about 8.7 million citizens.
  • March 30 » The Heinkel He 100 fighter sets a world airspeed record of 463mph (745km/h).
  • May 23 » The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
  • June 4 » The Holocaust: The MSSt. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
  • September 10 » World War II: The submarine HMSOxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMSTriton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss of a submarine in the war.
  • September 18 » World War II: The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.
  • September 19 » World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
Weather

The temperature on June 7, 1939 was between 15.9 °C and 31.6 °C and averaged 22.8 °C. There was 14.2 hours of sunshine (86%). The average windspeed was 3 Bft (moderate breeze) and was prevailing from the east.

Source: KNMI

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from June 7, 1939 at Delpher


Born on June 7
  • 1935 » Harry Crews, American novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist († 2012)
  • 1935 » Shyama, Indian actress († 2017)
  • 1936 » Bert Sugar, American author and boxing historian († 2012)
  • 1938 » Ian St John, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1939 » Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist, conductor and educator († 2013)
  • 1940 » Ronald Pickup, English actor
  • 1940 » Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
  • 1943 » Nikki Giovanni, African American writer and academic

Died on June 7

Names that were popular for boys in 1939
  • Johannes
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Hendrik
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
  • Gerardus
  • Gerrit
  • Wilhelmus
  • Jacobus
  • Antonius
  • Hendrikus
  • Theodorus
Names that were popular for girls in 1939
  • Maria
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
  • Wilhelmina
  • Hendrika
  • Adriana
  • Catharina
  • Petronella
  • Jacoba
  • Geertruida
  • Aaltje
  • Alida
  • Margaretha