1939 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

What Happened In Year 1939?

  • January 1, 1939 – Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
  • January 27, 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  • February 11, 1939 – A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
  • February 19, 1939 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • February 27, 1939 – United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners’ rights and are therefore illegal.
  • March 28, 1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • May 3, 1939 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • May 17, 1939 – The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States’ first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
  • June 12, 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • July 4, 1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself “The luckiest man on the face of the earth” as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
  • August 25, 1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • September 1, 1939 – Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
  • September 6, 1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • September 9, 1939 – Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.
  • September 18, 1939 – The Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Lord Haw-Haw begins transmitting.
  • September 28, 1939 – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
  • November 15, 1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • November 17, 1939 – Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. In addition, all Czech universities are shut down and over 1200 Czech students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students’ Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.
  • December 12, 1939 – HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
  • December 24, 1939 – World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace.

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