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Historical Events In 1939

Monday, 21 September 2020

Dec 17   The first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian in the year 1939.  

Dec 18   On this day in history finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi  

Dec 18   Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 19   Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 20   Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany  

Dec 22   125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany; 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany in the year 1939.  

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

Dec 23   On this day in history anthony H G Fokker, Dutch airplane builder (Spider), dies at 49  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   Grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156) in the year 1939.  

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

Dec 26   In the year 1939 earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey  

Dec 27   On this day in history 1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)  

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

Dec 27   On this day in history 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   First flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype in the year 1939.  

Dec 29   First flight of the Consolidated B-24 on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- ) in the year 1939.  

Dec 30   In the year 1939 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   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 in the year 1939.  

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1939 birth of jon Appleton, composer  

Jan 05   Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1939.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history 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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