Historical Events In 1939
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Aug 16 In the year 1939 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1939 dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
Aug 23 On this day in history john Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 MPH (593.48 KPH) at Bonneville Flats
Aug 23 In the year 1939 sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48
Aug 23 In the year 1939 soviet-German pact is signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop.
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 Germany and Russia sign a 10-year non-agression pact in the year 1939.
Aug 24 In the year 1939 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 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY) on this day in history.
Aug 26 In the year 1939 new York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).
Aug 27 In the year 1939 erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
Aug 27 Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178) on this day in history.
Aug 28 On this day in history "Monty" becomes commandant of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
Aug 29 In the year 1939 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) in the year 1939.
Aug 30 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph) in the year 1939.
Aug 31 Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia in the year 1939.
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 on this day in history.
Sep 01 In the year 1939 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 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 in the year 1939.
Sep 03 On this day in history britain and France declare war on Germany, starting World War 2
Sep 03 On this day in history 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 In the year 1939 german U-boat sinks British passenger ship Athenia
Sep 04 Dutch 2nd Chamber affirms Neth's in a State of War in the year 1939.