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Historical Events In 1939

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Aug 16   On this day in history ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies  

Aug 17   In the year 1939 "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY  

Aug 19   37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 23   In the year 1939 sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48  

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   Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 30   In the year 1939 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)  

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

Aug 31   On this day in history japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia  

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

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

Sep 01   On this day in history physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with "black holes"  

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

Sep 02   Bobby Purify, rocker in the year 1939.  

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   On this day in history britain and France declare war on Germany, starting World War 2  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history german U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia  

Sep 04   Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72) was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 03   Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Jon Appleton, composer was born in the year 1939.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer was born in the year 1939.  

Famous Deaths In 1939

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50  

Jan 13   Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 19   Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898) died on this day in history.  

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