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Historical Events In 1939

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Dec 17   On this day in history the first elements of the first Canadian Dvision arrive in Britian  

Dec 18   In the year 1939 finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi  

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

Dec 18   Thousands watched from the shore as the German Pocket Battleship, Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew on this day in history.  

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

Dec 19   Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa in the year 1939.  

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

Dec 20   In the year 1939 radio Australia begins overseas short-wave service  

Dec 20   Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service in the year 1939.  

Dec 21   In the year 1939 hitler named Adolf Eichmann leader of "Referat IV B"  

Dec 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1939 finnish counter offensive at Summa  

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) on this day in history.  

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   1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 27   First American skimobiles (North Conway, NH) on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1939 john Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America)  

Dec 28   On this day in history first flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.  

Dec 29   First flight of the Consolidated B-24 in the year 1939.  

Dec 29   Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- ) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 31   On this day in history 25 U boats sunk this month (81,000 ton)  

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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   In the year 1939 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   Janice Crosio, Australian politician was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72  

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   Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed died in the year 1939.  

Jan 19   On this day in history death of cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)  

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