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Historical Events In 1939

Monday, 21 September 2020

Aug 16   Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies in the year 1939.  

Aug 17   "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY on this day in history.  

Aug 19   37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record) in the year 1939.  

Aug 20   In the year 1939 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)  

Aug 22   Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history john Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats  

Aug 23   Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48 in the year 1939.  

Aug 23   On this day in history soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop.  

Aug 23   In the year 1939 uSSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact  

Aug 24   On this day in history germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact  

Aug 24   In the year 1939 germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-agression pact.  

Aug 24   On this day in history last man hanged in New South Wales axe murderer John Trevor Kelly.  

Aug 24   On this day in history last man hanged in New South Wales: axe murderer John Trevor Kelly.  

Aug 24   W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies in the year 1939.  

Aug 26   On this day in history 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)  

Aug 26   New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers) on this day in history.  

Aug 27   Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178) in the year 1939.  

Aug 27   In the year 1939 erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

Aug 28   "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division on this day in history.  

Aug 29   On this day in history chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II  

Aug 30   6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia on this day in history.  

Sep 01   German army invades Poland, marking the beginning of World War II on this day in history.  

Sep 01   In the year 1939 nazi troops invade Poland, beginning WWII.  

Sep 01   Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes" on this day in history.  

Sep 01   On this day in history wW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig  

Sep 02   In the year 1939 bobby Purify, rocker  

Sep 03   Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies announces that, as a consequence of Britain's declaration, Australia is also at war on this day in history.  

Sep 03   Britain and France declare war on Germany, starting World War 2 in the year 1939.  

Sep 03   In the year 1939 britain declares war on Germany. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  

Sep 03   England and France declare war against Germany, during WWII in the year 1939.  

Sep 03   German U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia on this day in history.  

Sep 04   On this day in history dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War  

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Famous Birthdays In 1939

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn) was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 03   Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of janice Crosio, Australian politician  

Jan 04   Jon Appleton, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972) was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 05   Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 06   Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1939

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history death of roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)  

Jan 06   Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1939 jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50  

Jan 13   In the year 1939 jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of albert Fish, mass murderer, executed  

Jan 19   Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898) died in the year 1939.  

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