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Historical Events In 1939

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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

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

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

Aug 20   On this day in history 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc)  

Aug 22   On this day in history dutch border guards take positions for German invasion  

Aug 23   John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop in the year 1939.  

Aug 23   USSR & Germany sign a non-agression pact on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1939 germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact  

Aug 24   On this day in history germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-agression pact.  

Aug 24   Last man hanged in New South Wales axe murderer John Trevor Kelly in the year 1939.  

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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1939.  

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

Aug 27   On this day in history erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)  

Aug 28   In the year 1939 "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division  

Aug 29   Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II on this day in history.  

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

Aug 30   On this day in history nY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)  

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

Sep 01   In the year 1939 german army invades Poland, marking the beginning of World War II.  

Sep 01   Nazi troops invade Poland, beginning WWII in the year 1939.  

Sep 01   In the year 1939 physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"  

Sep 01   In the year 1939 wW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig  

Sep 02   On this day in history bobby Purify, rocker  

Sep 03   Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies announces that, as a consequence of Britain's declaration, Australia is also at war in the year 1939.  

Sep 03   Britain and France declare war on Germany, starting World War 2 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1939.  

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   On this day in history birth of jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)  

Jan 03   In the year 1939 birth of nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of jon Appleton, composer  

Jan 05   In the year 1939 birth of bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)  

Jan 05   Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer  

Famous Deaths In 1939

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864) died in the year 1939.  

Jan 05   Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897) died in the year 1939.  

Jan 06   In the year 1939 albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies  

Jan 09   Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72 in the year 1939.  

Jan 10   Jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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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