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Historical Events In 1939

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Dec 17   The first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian on this day in history.  

Dec 18   On this day in history finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi  

Dec 18   On this day in history matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51  

Dec 18   Thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew in the year 1939.  

Dec 19   In the year 1939 eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36  

Dec 19   Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa on this day in history.  

Dec 20   On this day in history hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide  

Dec 20   On this day in history radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service  

Dec 20   In the year 1939 radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service  

Dec 21   Hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B" in the year 1939.  

Dec 22   In the year 1939 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany  

Dec 22   On this day in history 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany; 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany  

Dec 22   On this day in history ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53  

Dec 23   Anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Finnish counter offensive at Summa on this day in history.  

Dec 24   World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace in the year 1939.  

Dec 25   On this day in history grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156)  

Dec 25   On this day in history montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the 9th reindeer  

Dec 26   Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey on this day in history.  

Dec 27   1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH) in the year 1939.  

Dec 27   Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake (Erzincam Turkey) in the year 1939.  

Dec 27   In the year 1939 first American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)  

Dec 27   John Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America) on this day in history.  

Dec 28   In the year 1939 first flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.  

Dec 29   In the year 1939 first flight of the Consolidated B-24.  

Dec 29   On this day in history maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )  

Dec 30   On this day in history bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century  

Dec 31   25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton) in the year 1939.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1939

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1939 birth of jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager  

Jan 03   Janice Crosio, Australian politician was born in the year 1939.  

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher  

Jan 06   In the year 1939 birth of murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer  

Famous Deaths In 1939

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1939 death of roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)  

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