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Gregorian calendar 1939

Ab urbe condita 2692
Armenian calendar 1388
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Coptic calendar 1655 – 1656
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Holocene calendar 11939
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Korean calendar 4272
Thai solar calendar 2482
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Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the deadliest human conflict in history.

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Below, events of World War II have the WWII prefix.

January Edit

  • January 1 – The Hewlett-Packard Company is founded.
  • January 5Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her disappearance.
  • January 6Naturwissenschaften publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.
  • January 13Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.
  • January 23 – "Dutch War Scare": Admiral Wilhelm Canaris of the Abwehr leaks misinformation to the effect that Germany plans to invade the Netherlands in February, with the aim of using Dutch air-fields to launch a strategic bombing offensive against Britain. The "Dutch War Scare" leads to a major change in British policies towards Europe.
  • January 24 – An earthquake kills 30,000 in Chile, and razes about 50,000 sq mi (130,000 km2).
  • January 25Refik Saydam forms the new government of Turkey. (11 th government)
  • January 26
    • Spanish Civil War: Spanish Nationalist troops, aided by Italy, take Barcelona.
    • In Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet, in response to rumours (which are true) that he is seeking to end the French alliance system in Eastern Europe, gives a speech highlighting his government's commitment to the cordon sanitaire.
  • January 27Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
  • January 30 – Hitler gives a speech before the Reichstag calling for an "export battle" to increase German foreign exchange holdings. The same speech also sees Hitler's "prophecy" where he warns that if "Jewish financers" start a war against Germany, the...result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe".

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February 21: Golden Gate International Exposition opens.

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Phutthamonthon Buddha

June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

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September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.

Armia Czerwona, Wehrmacht 22.09.1939 wspólna parada

Common parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest at the end of the Invasion of Poland. At the center Major General Heinz Guderian and Brigadier Semyon Krivoshein.

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November 6: Hedda Hopper

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References Edit

  1. ^ "Thailand ( Siam ) History" (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, webpage: CSMngt-Thai.
  2. ^ Leffingwell, Randy (1996). Classic Farm Tractors: History of the Farm Tractor. Osceola, WI, USA: Motorbooks International. p. 99. ISBN 978-0760302460. 
  3. ^ "On This Day - September 10, 1939". Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ "War!". Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ The Conquest of Poland and the Beginnings of Jewish Persecution on the Yad Vashem website

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at 1939. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

People of the year 1939 at Familypedia

64 people were born in 1939

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lawrence Roy Allsopp (1939)Sydney Allsopp (c1910)Doris May Robinson (c1910)
Bruce Cox Atkin (1939-1970)Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989)Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Maja Bañas (1939)Ludovico Arroyo Bañas (1901-1979)Carmen Jalandoni Jover (1910-1992)
Michele Beavers (1939-2019)Dennis Beavers (1918-1989)Josephine Hughes (1916-1992)
Abraham Bort (1939-2016)Axel Bort (1913-1972)Kristen Chomsky (1910-2000)
Susan Brewer (1939)Chauncey Marble Brewer Jr. (1906-2000)Mary Alice Sweet (1910-1998)
Andrew Thomas Brown (1939-2010)
Allan Reginald Buttsworth (1939-1996)Reginald Harcourt Buttsworth (1913-1996)Emily May Gough (1918-1989)
Zsófia Bánffy de Losoncz (1939)Endre Bánffy de Losoncz (1909-1990)Ludovika von Stolberg-Stolberg (1915-c2010)
Henry Augustine "Harry" Christopher (1939)Henry "Harry" Christopher (1887-1949)Annie Fox (19001978)
Catherine Ann Cookson (1939)James Edward CooksonHilda Wilkinson
Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch (1939-)Henry Carlton Cumberbatch (1900-1966)
Gary Ray Denning (1939)Raymond D Denning (1911-1996)Helen Lucille Jones (1916-1996)
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27 children were born to the 28 women born in 1939

264 people died in 1939

 FatherMotherAge at death
Emily Rose Adams (1874-1939)Henry Daniel Adams (1844-1920)Eliza Agnes Bradley (1846-1925)65
Sarah Ahenakew (1867-1939)
Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)91
John Vaughan Apthorp (1844-1939)Harrison Otis Apthorp (1809-1883)Helen Maria Clark (1818-1891)95
Jeanetta Arthur (c1861-1939)Thomas Arthur (c1835-1902)Ann Goddard (c1833-1915)78
Arthur Melland Asquith (1883-1939)Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1852-1928)Helen Kelsall Melland (1854-1891)56
Jean-Paul Aubert (1884-1939)
Joan Aust (1878-1939)
Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939)Isaac Gallup Avery (1841-1914)Eliza Maria Williams (1844-1906)
Elena Bagdat (c1918-1939)Alexandru Bagdat (1880-1931)Elena Suciu (c1885-c1945)21
Eliza Bagdat (1852-1939)Grigore Bagdat (1818-1878)Raluca Chirculescu (c1825-c1895)87
Irvine Ballantine (1887-1939)Ranald Ballantine (1857-1939)Holly Pilkington (1860-1940)
Ranald Ballantine (1857-1939)
Grace Anna Barber (1863-1939)William Barber (1816-1913)Amelia Graves (1817-1867)76
Donald Clinton Barton (1889-1939)George Hunt Barton (1852-1933)Eva May Beede (1855-1932)50
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11747 people lived in 1939

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Erich Honecker (1912-1994)Wilhelm Honecker (1881-1969)Caroline Catharina Weidenhof (1883-1963)
Caroline Catharina Weidenhof (1883-1963)Johann Georg Weidenhof (1852-)Sophie Catharina Janus (1854-)
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Wilhelm Honecker (1881-1969)
Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945)Joseph Gebhard Himmler (1865-1936)Anna Maria Heyder (1866-1941)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
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Events of the year 1939 at FamilypediaEdit

101 people were married in 1939.

 Joined with
Ada Adeline Adams (1882-1941)Arthur Samuel Clemson (1862-1927)+Albert John Burt (1876-1960)
Richard Chanler Aldrich (1909-1961)Susan Kean Cutler (1914-1998)
Henry (Harry) Wiltshire Ardern (1909-2000)Gwladys Marjorie McVicar (1920-1992)
Verna Fern Armagost (1920-2000)Clarence Stanley White (1918-1987)
William Vincent Astor (1891-1959)Helen Dinsmore Huntington (1893-1976)+Mary Benedict Cushing (1906-1978)+Roberta Brooke Russell (1902-2007)
Wesley Hyrum Atkin (1913-2008)Reva Ann Andrus (1912-2006)+Virginia Fay Lepre (1914-)
Afra Bakker (1912-1965)Simon Korver (1913-1983)
Martha Beijen (1916-2009)Johannes Bos (1911-1992)
George Alfred Blunt (1912-1978)Evelyn M Reid
Johannes Bos (1911-1992)Martha Beijen (1916-2009)
Robert Merrill Bottom (1917-1993)Beulah Ernstine Ingram (1918-1980)
William Russell Bottomley (1918-2006)Lily Jean Pearcey (1916-2005)
Sidney Herbert Bowden (1909-1991)Irene Minnie Hincksman (1912-1989)
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (1912-1947)Kenneth Douglas Evelyn Herbert Harington (1911-2007)
Lauren Brands (1919-1996)Timothy Newton (1920-2000)
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There were 0 military battles in 1939.

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