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Abd al-Rahim al-Hajj Muhammad Al Seif (عبد الرحيم الحج محمد ال سيف;1892 – 23 March 1939), also known by his kunya Abu Kamal, was a prominent Palestinian Arab commander of rebel forces during the 1936–39 Arab revolt against British Mandate rule and increased Jewish settlement in Palestine.
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Ada E. Yonath (עדה יונת.) (born 22 June 1939) is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome.
Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (24 March 1903 – 18 January 1995) was a German biochemist.
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Adolfo Sevilla Azcuna (born February 16, 1939) is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009.
Adrienne Louise Clarkson (née Poy, February 10, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian journalist and stateswoman who served as Governor General of Canada, the 26th since Canadian Confederation.
Agostino Borgato (June 30, 1871–March 14, 1939), sometimes known as Al Borgato, was an Italian actor and director, before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1920s.
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Ahmet Ağaoğlu, also known as Ahmed bey Agayev (Əhməd bəy Ağayev; 1869–1939) was a prominent Azerbaijani and Turkish politician, publicist and journalist.
An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.
An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.
Alfred John "The Bull" Ferrara Jr. (born December 22, 1939) was a Major League Baseball player from to.
Alfred "Al" Unser (born May 29, 1939) is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser Jr. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and won the National Championship in 1970, 1983, and 1985.
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific English playwright and director.
Alan Baker (19 August 1939 – 4 February 2018) was an English mathematician, known for his work on effective methods in number theory, in particular those arising from transcendental number theory.
Alan Norman Connolly (born 29 June 1939, Skipton, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 29 Tests and one ODI from 1963 to 1971.
Albania (Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (Albrecht Herzog von Württemberg Albrecht Maria Alexander Philipp Joseph von Württemberg, 23 December 1865 – 31 October 1939) was the last Württemberger crown prince, German military commander of the First World War, and head of the Royal House of Württemberg from 1921 to his death in 1939.
Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.
Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer.
Aleksander Brückner (29 January 1856 – 24 May 1939) was a Polish scholar of Slavic languages and literatures (Slavistics), philologist, lexicographer and historian of literature.
Bennett Gordon Schwarzmann (born December 18, 1939), better known by his on-air name, Alex Bennett, is an American talk radio host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor.
Lieutenant General Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon KCB (6 July 1859 – 13 February 1939) was a British general during World War I.
Alexandra Čvanová (25 April 1897 - 20 May 1939) was an operatic soprano, the creator of roles in operas by Leoš Janáček and Pavel Haas.
ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986, to March 24, 1990.
Alfred Austell Cunningham (March 8, 1882 – May 27, 1939) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Marine Corps aviator and the first Director of Marine Corps Aviation.
Luis Alfredo Palacio González (born January 22, 1939) is an Ecuadorian cardiologist and former politician who served as President of Ecuador from April 20, 2005 to January 15, 2007.
Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
Ali Ibrahim "Ali Farka" Touré (31 October 1939 – 6 March 2006) was a Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, and one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians.
Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei (سید علی حسینی خامنهای,; born 17 July 1939) is a ''marja'' and the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran, in office since 1989.
Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress, model, author, and animal rights activist.
Ali Mahdi Muhammad (Cali Mahdi Maxamed, علي مهدي محمد) (born January 1, 1939) is a Somali entrepreneur and politician.
Alice Brady (born Mary Rose Brady, November 2, 1892 – October 28, 1939) was an American actress who began her career in the silent film era and survived the transition into talkies.
Alicia Freilich (born 15 March 1939) is a Venezuelan writer, novelist, journalist and educator.
Alicja Jadwiga Kotowska (Born November 20, 1899 in Warsaw – died November 11, 1939 near Piaśnica Wielka) was a Polish nun, head of the Resurrectionist convent in Wejherowo between 1934 and 1939, and a blessed of the Roman Catholic Church and a martyr killed by the Germans in 1939 in the Mass murders in Piaśnica.
Arimondo Silvio, called Alimondo Ciampi (December 18, 1876 in San Mauro a Signa – December 8, 1939 in Florence) was an Italian sculptor.
The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) is a left-wing nationalist political party in India.
Alphonse Laurencic (Enghien-les-Bains, France, 2 July 1902 - Camp de la Bota, Barcelona, 9 July 1939) was a French painter and architect.
Alfons Maria Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), known as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style.
Amanda Lear (née Tapp; born 18 November 1939) is a French-Italian singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model.
Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.
American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international non-profit, scientific and educational association founded to improve water quality and supply.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig's disease, is a specific disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles.
Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC, GColL (born 15 July 1939), is an economist who was the 19th President of Portugal, in office from 9 March 2006 to 9 March 2016.
Andreas Neocleous Evripidi (Ανδρέας Νεοκλέους Ευριπίδη; born 3 July 1939) is a Cypriot lawyer and a former member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus.
Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin (6 February 1865 – 20 September 1939) was an astronomer of French and Huguenot descent who was born in Cushendun, County Antrim, Ireland.
Andrew Sharp Peacock AC GCL (born 13 February 1939) is a former Australian politician and diplomat.
The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 18 June 1935 was a naval agreement between the United Kingdom and Germany regulating the size of the Kriegsmarine in relation to the Royal Navy.
Ankara (English; Turkish Ottoman Turkish Engürü), formerly known as Ancyra (Ἄγκυρα, Ankyra, "anchor") and Angora, is the capital of the Republic of Turkey.
Ann Mitchell (born 22 April 1939) is a British stage and television actress.
Anna Pappritz (9 May 1861 – 8 July 1939) was a German writer and suffragist.
Anne Heggtveit, CM (born January 11, 1939) is a former alpine ski racer from Canada.
Annette Andre (born 24 June 1939 in Sydney, Australia) is an actress best known for her work on British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.
António Xavier Pereira Coutinho (Santo Estêvão, Lisbon, 11 June 1851 - Alcabideche, 27 March 1939) was a Portuguese botanist and agronomist.
Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker (6 April 1890 – 23 December 1939) was a Dutch aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer.
The Anti-Comintern Pact was an anti-Communist pact concluded between Germany and Japan (later to be joined by other, mainly fascist, governments) on November 25, 1936, and was directed against the Communist International.
Antonio Machado, in full Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz (26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939), was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
Antonio Mendoza (born 27 June 1939) is a Filipino former sports shooter.
The following events occurred in April 1939.
On the Roman calendar, this was known as the day before the nones of April (Pridie).
Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, in Italian Francesco Salvatore Maria Giuseppe Ferdinando Carlo Leopoldo Antonio di Padova Giovanni Battista Gennaro Lodovico Gonzaga Raniero Benedetto Bernardo, in German Franz Salvator Maria Joseph Ferdinand Karl Leopold Anton von Padua Johann Baptist Januarius Aloys Gonzaga Rainer Benedikt Bernhard (Altmünster, 21 August 1866 – Vienna, 20 April 1939), was a member of the Tuscan branch of the House of Habsburg.
Leo Karl Maria Cyril-Methodius Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria (5 July 1893, Pula, Austria-Hungary – 28 April 1939, Bestwina, Poland) was the fifth child and the second son of Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria and Archduchess Maria Theresia, Princess of Tuscany.
Ardell F. Brede (born June 23, 1939) is the current Obamacare representative of Rochester, Minnesota.
Arlen Darryl Ness (born July 12, 1939) is an American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur best known for his custom motorcycles.
Armand Călinescu (4 June 1893 – 21 September 1939) was a Romanian economist and politician, who served as 39th Prime Minister from March 1939 until his assassination six months later.
Armand Sahadewsing (born 7 July 1939) is a former Surinamese football player and manager who has played for S.V. Transvaal in the Surinamese Hoofdklasse, and for AFC DWS in the Dutch Eredivisie.
An armed merchantman is a merchant ship equipped with guns, usually for defensive purposes, either by design or after the fact.
Brigadier General Arthur Melland Asquith, (24 April 1883 – 25 August 1939) was a senior officer of the Royal Naval Division, a Royal Navy land detachment attached to the British Army during the First World War.
Arthur R. Barker (June 4, 1899 – January 13, 1939) was an American criminal, the son of Ma Barker and a member of the Barker-Karpis gang, founded by his brother Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis.
Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator.
James Arthur Sutton (born 26 June 1939) is a former English cricketer.
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are the members of the Supreme Court of the United States other than the Chief Justice of the United States.
At Swim-Two-Birds is a 1939 novel by Irish writer Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien.
Athanasios Angelopoulos (Αθανάσιος Αγγελόπουλος) (born 6 November 1939 in Katerini, Northern Greece) is a Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; founder and in-honour president of the Institute for National and Religious Studies (Karipion Institute).
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Auberon Alexander Waugh (17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was an English journalist, and eldest son of Evelyn Waugh.
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.
August Edmun "Augie" Garrido Jr. (February 6, 1939 – March 15, 2018) was an American professional baseball player and coach in NCAA Division I college baseball, best known for his stints with the Cal State Fullerton Titans and Texas Longhorns.
The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.
It is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
The following events occurred in August 1939.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the June solstice).
Don Aurelio Mosquera Narváez (2 August 1883 – 17 November 1939) was an Ecuadorian politician who served as President of Ecuador from December 1938 to November 1939.
Joseph Austin Currie (born 11 October 1939) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Minister of State for Justice from 1994 to 1997.
An automatic transmission, also called auto, self-shifting transmission, n-speed automatic (where n is its number of forward gear ratios), or AT, is a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.
Ghénia Avril de Sainte-Croix (1855 – 21 March 1939) was a French author, journalist and feminist.
Ayoub-Farid Michel Saab (or just Farid Saab) (born 14 July 1939) is a Lebanese banker.
Émile Paul Aimable Guépratte (30 August 1856 – 21 November 1939) was a French admiral.
Mehmet Şükrü Saracoğlu (17 June 1887, Ödemiş – 27 December 1953, Istanbul) was a Turkish politician, the fifth Prime Minister of Turkey and the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs during the early stages of World War II.
Barbara Bosson (born November 1, 1939) is an American former actress.
Barbara Chase-Riboud (born June 26, 1939) is an American visual artist, bestselling novelist and award-winning poet.
Barbara Crossette (born July 12, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American journalist and author.
Barbara Montgomery (born June 25, 1939) is an American stage, television and film actress, and theatrical and film director.
Barbara Mary Scott (née Barnett; born 21 July 1939) is a former Australian politician.
Barcelona is a city in Spain.
Barney Bear is an American series of animated cartoon short subjects produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio.
Bartholomeus Roodenburch (29 June 1866, Amsterdam – 16 July 1939, Oegstgeest) was a Dutch backstroke swimmer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
The Battle of the Bzura (or the Battle of Kutno) was the largestThe Second World War: An Illustrated History, Putnam, 1975,, battle of the 1939 German invasion of Poland, fought between 9 and 19 SeptemberSources vary regarding the end date, some giving 18 September while others 19 September.
The Battle of the Heligoland Bight was the first "named" air battle of the Second World War, which began the longest air campaign of the war, the Defence of the Reich.
The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of the Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters.
The Battles of Khalkhyn Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939.
A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.
Bautista Saavedra Mallea (30 August 1870 in Sorata – 1 May 1939) was President of Bolivia, first as part of a governing junta between 1920–21, and then as constitutionally-elected President of the Republic between 1921 and 1925.
Beate Auguste Klarsfeld (née Künzel; born 13 February 1939 in Berlin) is a Franco-German journalist.
The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch,Dan Moorhouse, ed.
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician and journalist who was the leader of the National Fascist Party (Partito Nazionale Fascista, PNF).
Benjamin R. Barber (August 2, 1939 – April 24, 2017) was an American political theorist and author, perhaps best known for his 1995 bestseller, Jihad vs. McWorld, and for 2013's If Mayors Ruled the World as well as the classic of democratic theory, 1984's Strong Democracy (revised in 2004).
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker (April 17, 1854 – June 22, 1939) was a 19th century proponent of American individualist anarchism, which he called "unterrified Jeffersonianism," and editor and publisher of the individualist anarchist periodical Liberty.
Bennie (Born Topeka, Kansas, died April 6, 1939) and (Estelle?) Stella Dickson (née Redenbaugh) (August 25 Topeka, Kansas, 1922 – 1995 in Missouri) were Depression-era outlaws and bank robbers in the United States.
Benyamin Sueb (often written Benyamin S. or called Bang Ben) (5 March 19395 September 1995) was an Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer.
Bernardas Fridmanas or Bernard Naftal Friedman (1 October 1859 in Panevėžys, Russian Empire – 22 October 1939) was a Lithuanian Jewish lawyer, judge, journalist, politician and an activist of the Jewish minority.
Bernard Terry Casey (June 8, 1939 – September 19, 2017) was an American actor, poet, and professional football player.
Bill Bissett (born William Frederick Bissett, November 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet known for his unconventional style.
Milton Finger, known professionally as Bill Finger (February 8, 1914 – January 18, 1974), was an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, and the co-architect of the series' development.
William Howard "Bill" Frindall, MBE (3 March 1939 – 29 January 2009) was an English cricket scorer and statistician.
William Danforth Mulliken (August 27, 1939 – July 17, 2014) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic champion.
Bill Snyder (born October 7, 1939) is an American football coach and former player.
William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939) is a former American track and field competitor and the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion. A graduate of Worcester Academy and the University of Colorado, Toomey was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1968. He set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969 and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States in 1969. He won 23 of the 38 decathlons he competed in, scoring over 8,000 points a dozen times. He was on the cover of the October 1969 issue of Track and Field News. A week after his world record, Toomey married Olympic gold-medal winning British athlete Mary Rand in 1969 and they had two daughters, Samantha and Sarah. They divorced after 22 years of marriage. Toomey was head coach in track and field at the University of California at Irvine in the early 1970s. Before that he worked as a television broadcaster and marketing consultant.. sports-reference.
Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
William Morris Hughes, (25 September 186228 October 1952) was an Australian politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1915 to 1923.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The Black Friday bushfires of 13 January 1939, in Victoria, Australia, were among the worst natural bushfires (wildfires) in the world.
James Gordon "Bo" Gritz (born January 18, 1939) is a former United States Army Special Forces officer who served for 22 years, including in the Vietnam War.
Robert Kane, known professionally as Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998), was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman.
Robert Lewis Lilly (born July 26, 1939), nicknamed "Mr.
Robert Henrey (known, as a child actor, as Bobby Henrey), is an Anglo-French former child actor best known for his role as the son of the French ambassador to London in the classic 1948 English film The Fallen Idol, directed by Carol Reed.
Robert Marvin Hull, OC (born January 3, 1939) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Bobby Vernon (born Sylvion de Jardin on March 9, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois – June 28, 1939 in Hollywood, California) was an American comedic actor in silent films.
The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941.
Bogusław Hajdas (born 21 July 1939) is a Polish football player and coach.
Bohemia (Čechy;; Czechy; Bohême; Bohemia; Boemia) is the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic.
The bombing of Wieluń comprised air raids on the Polish town of Wieluń by Germany's Luftwaffe (air force) on 1 September 1939.
The Wilhelmshaven World War II bombings by the Allies of World War II destroyed two thirds of the port's buildings.
Booker Tyrone Edgerson (born July 5, 1939) is a former American football player.
The Borinage is an area in the Walloon province of Hainaut in Belgium.
Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that gained fame as "the most haunted house in England" after being described as such by psychic researcher Harry Price.
Brenda Buell Vaccaro (born November 18, 1939) is an American stage, television, and film actress.
Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939) is an American sportscaster, lead broadcaster and managing editor at Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN).
Brereton Chandler Jones (born June 27, 1939) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Brest (Брэст There is also the name "Berestye", but it is found only in the Old Russian language and Tarashkevich., Брест Brest, Берестя Berestia, בריסק Brisk), formerly Brest-Litoŭsk (Брэст-Лiтоўск) (Brest-on-the-Bug), is a city (population 340,141 in 2016) in Belarus at the border with Poland opposite the Polish city of Terespol, where the Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet.
Breyten Breytenbach (born 16 September 1939) is a South African writer and painter known for his opposition to apartheid, and consequent imprisonment by the South African government.
Brian Albert Gordon Auger (born 18 July 1939 in Hammersmith London) is an English jazz and rock keyboardist, who has specialised in playing the Hammond organ.
Brian Bades (born 3 July 1939) is an English former footballer, who played as a winger in the Football League for Chester.
James Brian Jacques (as in "Jakes"; 15 June 1939 – 5 February 2011) was an English writer, best known for his Redwall series of novels and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series.
Brian Lowe (born 25 June 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who played in Tasmania and Victoria from the late 1950s until the early 1970s.
Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939) is a Canadian politician who served as the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993.
Brian O'Nolan (Brian Ó Nualláin; 5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966) was an Irish novelist, playwright and satirist, considered a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature.
Brigid Berlin (born September 6, 1939) is an American artist and former Warhol superstar.
Brigitte Fontaine, (born June 24, 1939) in Morlaix in the Brittany region of France, is a singer of avant-garde music.
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the name of the British Army in Western Europe during the Second World War from 2 September 1939 when the BEF GHQ was formed until 31 May 1940, when GHQ closed down.
A British expedition to Graham Land led by John Lachlan Cope took place between 1920 and 1922.
The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers.
Richard Bruce Hunter (born July 6, 1939) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
Bruno Andreas Liljefors (14 May 1860 – 18 December 1939) was a Swedish artist, the most important and probably most influential wildlife painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.
Bulle Ogier (born Marie-France Thielland on 9 August 1939) is a French actress and screenwriter.
Bushfires are frequent events during the warmer months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.
Justice Canagasabapathy Visuvalingam Vigneswaran, PC (கனகசபாபதி விசுவலிங்கம் விக்னேஸ்வரன் Kaṉakacapāpati Vicuvaliṅkam Vikṉēsvaraṉ; born 23 October 1939) is a Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, judge and politician.
Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. (born August 24, 1960), nicknamed "The Iron Man", is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1981–2001).
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
Camilo Diaz Gregorio (25 September 1939 – 21 May 2018) was a Roman Catholic bishop.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.
Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (31 July 1884 – 2 February 1945) was a monarchist conservative German politician, executive, economist, civil servant, and opponent of the Nazi regime.
Carl Laemmle (born Karl Lämmle; January 17, 1867 – September 24, 1939) was an American filmmaker and a founder of Universal Studios.
Carl Michael Yastrzemski (nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major League Baseball player.
Carlo Chiostri (5 May 1863 in Florence – 9 July 1939 in Florence) was a self-taught Italian painter and graphic artist, best known for being one of the earliest illustrators for the book version of The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Carlo Galimberti (August 2, 1894 – August 10, 1939) was an Italian weightlifter who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Carlos Salvador Bilardo, MD (born 16 March 1939 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former football player and manager.
Carlos De Valdez (1894–1939) was a Peruvian film actor who appeared in around forty American films.
Carlos Emilio Morales (November 6, 1939 – November 12, 2014) was a Cuban jazz guitarist.
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada (August 12, 1871, New York City, New York, United States – March 28, 1939, Vedado, Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban writer, politician, diplomat, and President of Cuba.
Carlos Alberto Vereza de Almeida (Rio de Janeiro, born 4 March 1939) is a Brazilian actor.
Carole Shelley (born 16 August 1939) is an English actress.
Carpatho-Ukraine (Карпа́тська Украї́на, Karpats’ka Ukrayina) was an autonomous region within Czechoslovakia from late 1938 to March 15, 1939.
Carsten Keller (born on 8 September 1939) is a former field hockey player from West-Germany, who won a gold medal for his native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning "an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war" (literally, "a case of war").
Catalonia (Catalunya, Catalonha, Cataluña) is an autonomous community in Spain on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
CBC.ca is the English-language online service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
Cecilia Alvear (November 5, 1939, – April 21, 2017) was an Ecuadorian-born American journalist in television news and the former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, was a Field Producer with NBC Network News in Burbank, California.
A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation.
The title Chancellor has designated different offices in the history of Germany.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi (30 November 1939 – 3 September 2015) (चन्द्रबहादुर डाँगी) was the shortest man in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence, measuring.
Chandra Wickramasinghe (born 20 January 1939) is a Sri Lankan-born British mathematician, astronomer and astrobiologist of Sinhalese ethnicity.
Colonel Charles deForest Chandler (December 24, 1878 – May 18, 1939) was an American military aviator, and the first head of the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps that later became the United States Air Force.
Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Santee Dakota physician educated at Boston University, writer, national lecturer, and reformer.
Charles Alexander Jencks (born June 21, 1939) is a cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres.
Charles V. Blanchard (February 2, 1866 – February 20, 1939) was an American politician who served as a Massachusetts State Representative and as a Massachusetts State Senator.
Chögyam Trungpa (Wylie: Chos rgyam Drung pa; March 5, 1939 – April 4, 1987) was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.
William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
The title chief of staff (or head of staff) identifies the leader of a complex organization, institution, or body of persons and it also may identify a principal staff officer (PSO), who is the coordinator of the supporting staff or a primary aide-de-camp to an important individual, such as a president or a senior military officer.
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Christodoulos (17 January 1939 – 28 January 2008) (Χριστόδουλος, born Christos Paraskevaidis, Χρήστος Παρασκευαΐδης) was Archbishop of Athens and All Greece and as such the primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece, from 1998 until his death, in 2008.
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco–style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan.
Charles Spittal Robb (born June 26, 1939) is an American politician and former officer in the United States Marine Corps.
The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men.
Clara Leach Adams-Ender (born July 11, 1939) is a retired US Army officer who was Chief of the United States Army Nurse Corps from September 1987 to August 1991.
Clarence Williams III (born August 21, 1939) is an American actor.
William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King".
Claudio Magris (born April 10, 1939) is an Italian scholar, translator and writer.
Gianclaudio Giuseppe Regazzoni (5 September 1939 – 15 December 2006), commonly called "Clay", was a Swiss racing driver.
Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.
College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
Consuelo Ynares-Santiago (born October 5, 1939) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Cooperstown is a village in and county seat of Otsego County, New York, United States.
Cordon sanitaire is a French phrase that, literally translated, means "sanitary cordon".
Corin William Redgrave (16 July 19396 April 2010) was an English actor and far-left political activist.
Corrales is a village in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States.
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Curtis Realious McClinton Jr. (born June 25, 1939) is a former collegiate and professional American football player.
Cynthia Lillian Lennon (née Powell; 10 September 1939 – 1 April 2015) was the first wife of English musician John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon.
Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.
Czesław Niemen (February 16, 1939 – January 17, 2004), born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki, and often credited as just Niemen, was one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the last quarter-century, singing mainly in Polish.
is a Japanese film director and cinematographer.
Daniel Chee Tsui (born February 28, 1939) is a Chinese-born American physicist whose areas of research included electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of semiconductors and solid-state physics.
Danilo Aleksandar Petrović-Njegoš (29 June 1871 – 24 September 1939) was the Crown Prince of Montenegro.
Dante O. Tiñga (born May 11, 1939) is a Filipino politician and jurist.
DAR Constitution Hall is a concert hall located at 1776 D Street NW, near the White House in Washington, D.C. It was built in 1929 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to house its annual convention when membership delegations outgrew Memorial Continental Hall.
Daudi Chwa II was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 1897 until 1939.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence.
Dave Simmonds (25 October 1939 in London – 23 October 1972 in Rungis, France) was a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
David Jacobs (born August 12, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American television writer.
David Ramage (born 25 June 1939) is an Australian rower who competed at two Olympic Games.
David Hackett Souter (born September 17, 1939) is a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
James Laurie "Deacon" White (December 2, 1847 – July 7, 1939) was an American baseball player who was one of the principal stars during the first two decades of the sport's professional era.
Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who, along with two teenaged accomplices named David Owen Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr., abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas.
Dearborn is a city in the State of Michigan.
The following events occurred in December 1939.
It is known by a collection of names including: Saint Sylvester's Day, New Year's Eve or Old Years Day/Night, as the following day is New Year's Day.
Ora Denise Allen (July 16, 1939 – January 8, 2018), known by the stage name Denise LaSalle, was an American blues, R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who, since the death of Koko Taylor, had been recognized as the "Queen of the Blues".
Dennis S. Karjala (December 19, 1939 – April 26, 2017) was an intellectual property law professor at Arizona State University.
Francis Richard Scobee (May 19, 1939 – January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut.
Richard John Vitale (born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster.
Didier Tamayo (born 20 July 1939) is a Colombian fencer.
Dimitrie D. Gerota (pronounced, 17 July 1867 – 3 March 1939), Romanian anatomist, physician, radiologist, urologist, and a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy from 1916.
Dinorah Varsi (15 November 1939 - 17 June 2013) was a Uruguayan classical pianist.
Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer, songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues.
Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and stage actress.
Dmitry Aleksandrovich Grave (Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Гра́ве; September 6, 1863 – December 19, 1939) was a Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet mathematician.
Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., KBE, DSC (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a decorated naval officer of World War II.
Dudley Leonard Storey (27 November 1939 – 6 March 2017) was a New Zealand rower who won two Olympic medals.
Durban (eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third most populous in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, (8 August 188020 December 1961) was an Australian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Australia, holding office for 19 days after the death of Joseph Lyons in 1939.
Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball stadium in the Crown Heights, Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York City.
Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter.
Edgar Marks Lazarus (June 6, 1868 – October 2, 1939) was an American architect who was prominent in the Portland, Oregon, area for more than 45 years.
Eduard Nikolayevich Mudrik (Эдуард Николаевич Мудрик; July 18, 1939 in Starobilsk – March 27, 2017) was a Soviet Russian footballer of Jewish ethnicity.
Eduardo López Bustamante (9 December 1881 – 30 June 1939) was a Venezuelan journalist, lawyer and poet.
Marshal Edward Rydz-Śmigły (11 March 1886 – 2 December 1941; nom de guerre Śmigły, Tarłowski, Adam Zawisza), also called Edward Śmigły-Rydz, was a Polish politician, statesman, Marshal of Poland and Commander-in-Chief of Poland's armed forces, as well as painter and poet.
Edward Sapir (January 26, 1884 – February 4, 1939) was a German anthropologist-linguist, who is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the early development of the discipline of linguistics.
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), styled Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was one of the most senior British Conservative politicians of the 1930s.
Agencia EFE, S.A. is a Spanish international news agency, the major multimedia news agency in Spanish language and the world's fourth largest wire service after the Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse.
Egon Zimmermann (born 8 February 1939), often referred to as Egon Zimmermann II, is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria.
The Einstein–Szilárd letter was a letter written by Leó Szilárd and signed by Albert Einstein that was sent to the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 2, 1939.
Ekaterina Sergeevna Maximova (Екатери́на Серге́евна Макси́мова; 1 February 1939 – 28 April 2009) was a Soviet and Russian ballerina of international renown.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political figure, diplomat and activist.
Elena Vasiliyevna Obraztsova (Елена Васильевна Образцова; 7 July 1939 – 12 January 2015) was a Russian mezzo-soprano.
Eliodoro Villazón Montaño (22 January 1848, Sacaba – 12 September 1939) was a member of the Liberal party and 32nd President of Bolivia, between 1909 and 1913.
Elizabeth Ashley (born August 30, 1939) is an American actress of theatre, film, and television.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet (née: Wulf, a.k.a. Guru Ma) (April 25, 1939 – October 15, 2009) was an American spiritual leader, author, orator, and writer.
Elspeth Ballantyne (born 20 April 1939) is an Australian actress.
Ely Racecourse was a horse racing venue in Cardiff, Wales.
Emil Constantinescu (born 19 November 1939) is a Romanian professor and politician, who served as the third President of Romania, from 1996 to 2000.
Emilio Wálter Álvarez Silva (10 February 1939 – 22 April 2010) was a Uruguayan football defender who played for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups.
Enzo Anselmo Ferrari, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (18 February 1898 – 14 August 1988) was an Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque.
Erik Pevernagie (born 1939) is a Belgian painter, living in Uccle/Ukkel (Brussels), who has held exhibitions in Paris, New York City, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, London, Brussels and Antwerp.
Erin Patria Margaret Pizzey (born 19 February 1939) is an English family care activist and a novelist.
Ernest Alexander "E.
Ernest Lapointe, (October 6, 1876 – November 26, 1941) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron.
Ernest Davis (December 14, 1939 – May 18, 1963) was an American football player, a halfback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1961 and was its first African-American winner.
Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays.
Essop Goolam Pahad (born 21 June 1939) is a South African politician.
Estonia (Eesti), officially the Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik), is a sovereign state in Northern Europe.
Eugen Kolisko (21 March 1893 – 29 November 1939) was an Austrian-German physician and educator who was born in Vienna.
Eugen Weidmann (February 5, 1908 – June 17, 1939) was a German criminal and serial murderer who was executed by guillotine in France in June 1939, the last public execution in that country.
Eugeniusz Marcin Kazimirowski (November 11, 1873 – September 23, 1939 in Białystok) was a Polish Realistic painter, best known for painting the first Divine Mercy painting in 1934 based on the request of Saint Faustyna Kowalska and her confessor Michael Sopocko.
Eulalio Gutiérrez Ortiz (February 4, 1881 – August 12, 1939) was a general in the Mexican Revolution from state of Coahuila.
Evald Aav (– 21 March 1939) was an Estonian composer born in Tallinn, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire.
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north.
Nazi Germany built extermination camps (also called death camps or killing centers) during the Holocaust in World War II, to systematically kill millions of Jews, Slavs, Communists, and others whom the Nazis considered "Untermenschen" ("subhumans").
Fa'amatai is the chiefly system of Samoa, central to the organization of Samoan society.
Dato' Ustaz Haji Fadzil bin Muhammad Noor (13 March 1939 – 23 July 2002) was a Malaysian politician and religious teacher.
Faisal II (Arabic: الملك فيصل الثاني Al-Malik Fayṣal Ath-thānī) (2 May 1935 – 14 July 1958) was the last King of Iraq.
Fall Weiss ("Case White", "Plan White"; German spelling Fall Weiß) was the Nazi strategic plan for the invasion of Poland.
A false flag is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.
Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
Fashizmi ('Fascism') was a daily Albanian-Italian bilingual newspaper published from Tirana, Albanian Kingdom 1939-1940.
Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (5 November 1921 – 2 July 2013), also known as Muluk Fawzia of Iran, was an Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Fay Templeton (December 25, 1865 – October 3, 1939) was an American actress, singer, songwriter and comedian.
Führer (These are also cognates of the Latin peritus ("experienced"), Sanskrit piparti "brings over" and the Greek poros "passage, way".-->, spelled Fuehrer when the umlaut is not available) is a German word meaning "leader" or "guide".
The following events occurred in February 1939.
For superstitious reasons, when the Romans began to intercalate to bring their calendar into line with the solar year, they chose not to place their extra month of Mercedonius after February but within it.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice).
The Federal Security Agency (FSA) was an independent agency of the United States government established in 1939 pursuant to the Reorganization Act of 1939.
Federico Gamboa Iglesias (22 December 1864 in Mexico City – 15 August 1939 in Mexico City) was a writer and diplomat from Mexico.
Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet, FRSL (born 2 July 1939), is a British writer, novelist and columnist for The Sunday Times as well as a political commentator.
Alexander Ferdinand Ludolf von Quast (18 October 1850 – 27 March 1939 in Potsdam) was a Prussian military officer, participant in the Franco-Prussian War and a general in the First World War.
Ronald Allan Kelley Poe IMDb (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004), better known as Fernando Poe Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor.
Ferrari N.V. is an Italian luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello.
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is the title held by the hostess of the White House, usually the wife of the President of the United States, concurrent with the President's term in office.
Flavio Cotti (born 18 October 1939, in Prato-Sornico) is a Swiss politician.
Fleischer Studios was an American corporation which originated as an animation studio located at 1600 Broadway, New York City, New York.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
Floyd Marion Roberts (February 12, 1900 - May 30, 1939) was a Championship Car racing driver from Jamestown, North Dakota.
A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land.
Ford Madox Ford (born Ford Hermann Hueffer; 17 December 1873 – 26 June 1939) was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature.
Ford Sterling (born George Ford Stich Jr., November 3, 1883 – October 13, 1939) was an American comedian and actor best known for his work with Keystone Studios.
Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.
France Nuyen (born France Nguyễn-vân-Nga on 31 July 1939) is a Vietnamese-French actress and model.
Blessed Francesco Peleari (22 October 1863 – 7 May 1939) was an Italian priest and a member of the Society of the Priests of Saint Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo.
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer.
Francis (Frank) Matthew John Baker (1903 – 28 March 1939) was an Australian politician and vice-president of the State Service Union.
Francis Xavier Ransdell (May 23, 1861 – February 11, 1939) was a lawyer and judge of the 6th Judicial District Court, based in Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975.
Francisco León de la Barra y Quijano (June 16, 1863 – September 23, 1939) was a Mexican political figure and diplomat who served as 32nd President of Mexico from May 25 to November 6, 1911.
Frank William Arundel (20 February 1939 – May 1994) was an English professional footballer.
Sir Francis "Frank" Robert Benson (4 November 1858 – 31 December 1939), commonly known as Frank Benson or F. R. Benson, was an English actor-manager.
Frank Russell Parker (born July 1, 1939) is an American television actor.
Frank Edward John Rankmore (born 21 July 1939) is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.
Sir Frank Watson Dyson, KBE, FRS, FRSE (8 January 1868 – 25 May 1939) was an English astronomer and Astronomer Royal who is remembered today largely for introducing time signals ("pips") from Greenwich, England, and for the role he played in proving Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sr. (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945.
Frans Eemil Sillanpää (16 September 1888 – 3 June 1964) was one of the most famous Finnish writers and in 1939 became the first Finnish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature".
Franciscus Antonius "Frans" Fiolet (born 20 July 1939) is a retired field hockey player from the Netherlands.
Franz Schmidt (22 December 187411 February 1939) was an Austrian composer, cellist and pianist.
Fred Gamble (October 26, 1868 – February 17, 1939) was an American film actor.
The Free City of Danzig (Freie Stadt Danzig; Wolne Miasto Gdańsk) was a semi-autonomous city-state that existed between 1920 and 1939, consisting of the Baltic Sea port of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) and nearly 200 towns and villages in the surrounding areas.
Muhammad Fuad Masum (translit; Kurdish: محەممەد فوئاد مەعسووم, born 1 January 1938) is an Iraqi politician who has been the President of Iraq since 24 July 2014.
Garry Young (born 10 July 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Gdańsk (Danzig) is a Polish city on the Baltic coast.
Kyabje Nawang Gehlek Rimpoche was a Tibetan Buddhist lama who was born in Lhasa, Tibet on 26 October 1939.
Gene Summers (born January 3, 1939 in Dallas, Texas) is an American rock/rockabilly singer.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
Johann Georg Elser (4 January 1903 – 9 April 1945) was a German worker who planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich.
George William Archer (October 1, 1939 – September 25, 2005) was an American professional golfer who won 13 events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the Masters in 1969.
George Reginald Cohen (born 22 October 1939) is an English former professional footballer.
George Edgar Slusser (July 14, 1939 – November 4, 2014) was an American scholar, professor and writer.
George Fawcett (August 25, 1860 – June 6, 1939) was an American stage and film actor of the silent era.
George Stevens Hamilton (born August 12, 1939) is an American film and television actor.
George Prifold Harrison (April 9, 1939 – October 3, 2011) was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events.
George Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 1939) is an Australian actor and former model.
George Catlett Marshall Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier.
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.
Georges-Étienne Bonnet (22/23 July 1889 – 18 June 1973) was a French politician and leading figure in the Radical Party.
A painter and traveller, Georges Ricard-Cordingley (1873-1939) constantly searched for an original contact with the world of sea.
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (– 18 June 1974) was a Soviet Red Army General who became Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Minister of Defence and a member of the Politburo.
Gerardo Machado y Morales (28 September 1871 – 29 March 1939) was a general of the Cuban War of Independence and President of Cuba from 1925 to 1933.
Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk (30 October 1895 – 24 April 1964) was a German pathologist and bacteriologist.
Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.
Tirpitz was the second of two s built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) during World War II.
Admiral Graf Spee was a "Panzerschiff" (armored ship), nicknamed a "pocket battleship" by the British, which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II.
German submarine U-36 was a Type VIIA U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine which served during World War II.
The German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact (Deutsch-polnischer Nichtangriffspakt; Polsko-niemiecki pakt o nieagresji) was an international treaty between Nazi Germany and the Second Polish Republic, signed on January 26, 1934.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Germán Busch Becerra (San Javier, Santa Cruz or El Carmen de Itenez, Beni, Bolivia, March 23, 1904 – August 23, 1939) was a former Bolivian military officer, hero of the Chaco War (1932–1935, in which Bolivia was defeated by Paraguay), and president of Bolivia between 1937 and 1939.
Gert Neuhaus (born February 21, 1939 in Berlin, Germany) is a German artist.
Ghazi bin Faisal (غازي ابن فيصل Ġāzī bin Fayṣal) (2 May 1912 – 4 April 1939) was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq from 1933 to 1939 having been briefly Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Syria in 1920.
Gila Almagor (גילה אלמגור; born Gila Alexandrowitz; July 22, 1939) is an Israeli actress, film star, and author.
Lieutenant General Gilbert Lebeko Ramano (born 7 July 1939 in Sophiatown) is a South African military commander.
Gildardo Magaña Cerda (March 7, 1891 - December 13, 1939) was a Mexican general, politician and revolutionary.
Ginepro Cocchi (13 October 1908 – 6 March 1939), born Antonio Cocchi, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest who became a member of the Capuchin order.
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and the founder of the rock band Cream.
Giovanni Trapattoni (born 17 March 1939), sometimes popularly known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A. A former defensive midfielder, as a player he spent almost his entire club career with A.C. Milan, where he won two Serie A league titles (1961–62 and 1967–68), and two European Cups, in 1962–63 and 1968–69.
The GIUK gap is an area in the northern Atlantic Ocean that forms a naval choke point.
Giulio Angioni (28 October 1939 – 12 January 2017) was an Italian writer and anthropologist.
Giulio Gavotti (17 October 1882 in Genoa – 6 October 1939) was an Italian lieutenant and pilot, who fought in the Italo-Turkish War.
The Gleiwitz incident (Überfall auf den Sender Gleiwitz) was a covert Nazi German attack on the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz on the night of 31 August 1939 (today Gliwice, Poland), widely regarded as a deceitful false flag operation staged along with some two dozen similar German incidents on the eve of the invasion of Poland leading up to World War II in Europe.
The Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and 1940), held at San Francisco's Treasure Island, was a World's Fair celebrating, among other things, the city's two newly built bridges.
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes.
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name.
Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936.
The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.
The Governor-General of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, officially the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian head of state.
Grace Abbott (November 17, 1878 – June 19, 1939) was an American social worker who specifically worked in improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare, especially the regulation of child labor.
Grace Barnett Slick (born October 30, 1939) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid-1960s.
A guillotine is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading.
Gulliver's Travels is a 1939 American cel-animated Technicolor feature film, produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer for Fleischer Studios about an explorer who helps a small kingdom who declared war after an argument over a wedding song.
Guntis Ulmanis (born September 13, 1939) is a Latvian politician and was the fifth President of Latvia from 1993 to 1999.
Gustav Severin Henriksen (October 25, 1872 – October 8, 1939) was a Norwegian Shipping Executive.
Gustavs Zemgals (12 August 1871, Džūkste parish, Courland Governorate – 6 January 1939) was a Latvian politician and the second President of Latvia.
Hans Ferdinand Mayer (born 23 October 1895 in Pforzheim, Germany; died 18 October 1980 in Munich, West Germany) was a German mathematician and physicist.
Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (20 March 1894 – 20 December 1939) was a German naval officer, most famous for his command of the Panzerschiff (pocket battleship) ''Admiral Graf Spee'' during the Battle of the River Plate.
Harold Eliot Varmus (born December 18, 1939) is an American Nobel Prize-winning scientist and was the 14th Director of the National Cancer Institute, a post to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama, and before that was director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993 to 1999.
Henry George "Harry" Ferguson (4 November 188425 October 1960) was an Irish-born British engineer and inventor who is noted for his role in the development of the modern agricultural tractor and its three point linkage system, for being the first person in Ireland to build and fly his own aeroplane, and for developing the first four-wheel drive Formula One car, the Ferguson P99.
Sir Harold Walter Kroto (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner; 7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016), known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist.
Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is a retired American politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017.
Hartmut Keyler (born 29 June 1936 in Esslingen am Neckar) is a German architect who served as a member of the World Scout Committee, as well as a member of the European Scout Committee.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman.
Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an American actor and producer.
Harvey Spencer Lewis F.R.C., S:::I:::I:::, 33° 66° 95°, PhD (November 25, 1883 – August 2, 1939), a noted Rosicrucian author, occultist, and mystic, was the founder in the USA and the first Imperator of the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC), from 1915 until 1939.
Hatay State (Hatay Devleti, État du Hatay, دولة خطاي Dawlat Khaṭāy), also known informally as the Republic of Hatay, was a transitional political entity that existed from September 7, 1938, to June 29, 1939, in the territory of the Sanjak of Alexandretta of the French Mandate of Syria.
Henry Havelock Ellis, known as Havelock Ellis (2 February 1859 – 8 July 1939), was an English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality.
Héctor Bonilla (born Héctor Hermilo Bonilla Rebentun on March 14, 1939) is a Mexican actor.
Đạo Hòa Hảo (Chữ Nôm), also Hoahaoism, is a lay-Buddhist organization, founded in 1939 by Huỳnh Phú Sổ (Popularly called Phật thầy, "Buddha Master" in Vietnamese), a native of the Mekong River Delta region of southern Vietnam.
Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons.
Heikki Veli Uolevi Sarmanto (born 22 June 1939 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish jazz pianist and composer.
The Heinkel He 178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet aircraft.
Heinz Robert Holliger (born 21 May 1939) is a Swiss oboist, composer and conductor.
Helen Audrey Ray Frith (born 12 July 1939 in Roseville, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian athlete.
Helen Ware (October 15, 1877, San Francisco, California – January 25, 1939, Carmel, California) was an American stage and film actress.
The Heligoland Bight, also known as Helgoland Bight, (Helgoländer Bucht) is a bay which forms the southern part of the German Bight, itself a bay of the North Sea, located at the mouth of the Elbe river.
Henning Christophersen (8 November 1939 – 31 December 2016) was a Danish politician, a former vice-president of the European Commission (1985–1995), former leader of the Danish liberal party Venstre (1978–1984) and former member of the European Convention.
Henri Pierre Bernard (24 July 1900 – 11 May 1967) was a French hurdler.
Henri Jaspar (28 July 1870 – 15 February 1939) was a Belgian Catholic Party politician.
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Henry Balfour FRS (11 April 1863 in Croydon – 9 February 1939) was a British archaeologist, and the first curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Henry Lawrence Garrett III (born June 24, 1939) served as the 68th Secretary of the Navy from May 15, 1989, to June 26, 1992, in the administration of George H. W. Bush.
Henry, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (Italian: Enrico Maria Alberto Ferdinando Carlo Pio Luigi Antonio di Borbone-Parma e Piacenza; 13 June 1873 – 16 November 1939) was the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma and the pretender to the defunct throne of Parma from 1907 to 1939.
Herbert Thomas Mundin (21 August 1898 – 5 March 1939) was an English character actor.
Karl Hermann Brunn (1 August 1862 – 20 September 1939) was a German mathematician, known for his work in convex geometry (see Brunn–Minkowski inequality) and in knot theory.
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering;; 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader as well as one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party (NSDAP) that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Major League baseball team, active primarily in the National League from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers.
HMNZS Achilles was a light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War, the second of five in the class.
HMS Salmon was a Royal Navy S-class submarine which was launched on 30 April 1934, and fought in the Second World War.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Howard Carter (9 May 18742 March 1939) was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb (designated KV62) of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king"), in November 1922.
Huỳnh Phú Sổ (January 15, 1920 – April 16, 1947), popularly known as Đức Thầy (lit. "Virtuous Master") or Đức Huỳnh Giáo Chủ (lit. Virtuous Founder Huynh), was the founder of the Hòa Hảo religious tradition.
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer.
Hugo Charlemont (March 18, 1850 – April 18, 1939) was an Austrian painter.
Neville Hugo Sale Judd (27 December 1939 – 2 May 2017) was a New Zealand diplomat and public servant.
The Hungry Generation (হাংরি জেনারেশান) was a literary movement in the Bengali language launched by what is known today as the Hungryalist quartet, i.e. Shakti Chattopadhyay, Malay Roy Choudhury, Samir Roychoudhury and Debi Roy (alias Haradhon Dhara), during the 1960s in Kolkata, India.
Hydramatic (also known as Hydra-Matic) is an automatic transmission developed by both General Motors' Cadillac and Oldsmobile divisions.
Ian McCulloch (born 18 November 1939) is an Anglo-Scottish actor of stage, film, and television.
Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor.
The Iberian Pact (Pacto Ibérico), formally the Portuguese–Spanish Treaty of Friendship and Non-Aggression was a non-aggression pact signed at Lisbon on 17 March 1939 by the nationalist governments of Portugal and Spain.
The Iberian Peninsula, also known as Iberia, is located in the southwest corner of Europe.
Ileana Cotrubaș (born June 9, 1939) is a Romanian opera soprano whose career spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Ilija Dimoski (born 27 June 1939) is a Macedonian football manager and former player.
Jacob Immanuel Bäck (25 May 1876 in Vaasa – 7 March 1939) was a Finnish Lutheran clergyman and politician.
The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun; "Army of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan from 1868 to 1945.
Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.
International Students' Day is an international observance of the student community, held annually on November 17.
The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign (Kampania wrześniowa) or the 1939 Defensive War (Wojna obronna 1939 roku), and in Germany as the Poland Campaign (Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiss ("Case White"), was a joint invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, the Free City of Danzig, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II.
Ioannis Tsangaridis (Ιωάννης Τσαγγαρίδης; 1887–1939) was a general of the Greek Army from Cyprus.
Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
The original Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought a guerrilla war against British rule in Ireland in the Irish War of Independence between 1919 and 1921.
Ivan Dmitriyevich Borisov (Иван Дмитриевич Борисов) (1913–1939) was a Soviet aircraft pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union.
Ivan Fedko (July 6, 1897 – February 26, 1939) was a Soviet Komandarm 1st rank and army commander.
Ivan Gerald Mauger (4 October 1939 – 16 April 2018) was a motorcycle speedway rider from New Zealand.
Ivan Ilyich Mozzhukhin (p; —18 January 1939), usually billed using the French transliteration Ivan Mosjoukine, was a Russian silent film actor.
Jack Duffy (September 4, 1882 – July 23, 1939) was an American film actor.
Jack Felder (June 14, 1939 – December 3, 2017) was an American biochemist, research, lecturer, activist, educator, historian, and a germ warfare specialist.
John Howard "Fat Jack" Fisher (born March 4, 1939) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds between 1959 and 1969.
Jack Avon Harbaughhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ebattle/celeb/harbaugh.htm (born June 28, 1939) is a former American football player and coach.
Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010), sometimes called the "Emperor of Hemp", was an American cannabis rights activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book—in 2016 in its twelfth edition after having been continuously in print for 31 years—frequently cited in efforts to decriminalize and legalize cannabis and to expand the use of hemp for industrial use.
John A. "Jack" MacIsaac (born June 23, 1939) is a Canadian politician.
Sir John Young "Jackie" Stewart, (born 11 June 1939) is a British former Formula One racing driver from Scotland.
Jacques Fabrice Vallée (born September 24, 1939) is a computer scientist, venture capitalist, author, ufologist and former astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California.
The Jagiellonian University (Polish: Uniwersytet Jagielloński; Latin: Universitas Iagellonica Cracoviensis, also known as the University of Kraków) is a research university in Kraków, Poland.
Jaime Paz Zamora (born April 15, 1939) was President of Bolivia from August 6, 1989 to August 6, 1993.
Bhau Jambhuwantrao Dhote (1939 – 18 February 2017) was an Indian politician.
James Addison Johnson (October 7, 1865-1939) was an American architect known for his design of various architectural landmarks in Buffalo, New York, and his use of decorative work that many consider a foreshadowing of art deco design.
William Fox (born 19 May 1939), known professionally as James Fox, is an English actor, from a well-known acting family.
Sir James Galway, (born 8 December 1939) is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Flute".
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was an American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator.
James Peter Boyle (September 15, 1885 – September 24, 1939) was an American businessman and politician.
James Parrott (August 2, 1897 – May 10, 1939) was an American actor and film director; and the younger brother of film comedian Charley Chase.
Jan M. Hoem (17 April 1939 – 25 February 2017) was a Norwegian scientist in population studies.
Jana Andrsová, married Večtomová (born 8 August 1939), is a Czech ballerina and actress.
Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American author, actress, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Janez Frančišek Gnidovec, C.M. (29 September 1873 – 3 February 1939), was a Slovenian Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Bishop of Skopje.
January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.
In the 20th and 21st centuries the Julian calendar is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, thus January 14 is sometimes celebrated as New Year's Day (Old New Year) by religious groups who use the Julian calendar.
The following events occurred in January 1939.
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Capricorn and Aquarius.
Perihelion, the point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.
Janusz Gajos (born 23 September 1939 in Dąbrowa Górnicza) is a Polish actor.
Jason Miller (April 22, 1939May 13, 2001) was an American actor and playwright.
Jay Woodson Dickey, Jr. (December 14, 1939 – April 20, 2017), was a Republican U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 4th congressional district from 1993 to 2001.
János Teleszky (15 September 1868 - 13 June 1939) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1912 and 1917.
János Zsombolyai (30 January 1939 – 4 January 2015) was a Hungarian cinematographer, film director and screenwriter.
Józef Beck (4 October 1894 – 5 June 1944) was a Polish statesman who served the Second Republic of Poland as a diplomat and military officer, and was a close associate of Józef Piłsudski.
Józef Krasnowolski (15 November 1879 – 29 November 1939), was a Polish painter.
Józef Rudolf Kustroń (born October 16, 1892 in Stryj - died September 16, 1939 in the village of Ulazow, during the Polish September Campaign) was a Brigadier General of the Polish Army in the Second Polish Republic, commandant of the 21st Mountain Infantry Division.
Józef Konstanty Olszyna-Wilczyński (27 November 1890 – 22 September 1939) was a Polish general and one of the high-ranking commanders of the Polish Army.
Jean Boucher (November 20, 1870, Cesson-Sévigné, Ille-et-Vilaine – June 17, 1939, Paris) was a French sculptor based in Brittany.
Jean Bugatti (15 January 1909 – 11 August 1939) was a French automotive designer and test engineer.
Jean-Marie Lehn (born 30 September 1939) is a French chemist.
The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, governor of the newly independent Commonwealth of Virginia, American minister to King Louis XVI, and the Kingdom of France, first U.S. Secretary of State under the first President George Washington, the second Vice President of the United States under second President John Adams, and also the third President (1801–1809), as well as being the founder of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Virginia.
Terence "Jet" Harris MBE (6 July 1939 – 18 March 2011) was an English musician.
Jim Gary (March 17, 1939 – January 14, 2006) was an American sculptor popularly known for his large, colorful creations of dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts.
Jimmy Devon Boyd (January 9, 1939 – March 7, 2009) was an American singer, musician, and actor known for his recording of the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop (30 April 1893 – 16 October 1946), more commonly known as Joachim von Ribbentrop, was Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945.
Joaquín García-Morato y Castaño, 1st Count of Jarama (4 May 1904 – 4 April 1939) was the leading Nationalist fighter ace of the Spanish Civil War.
Joaquim Alberto Chissano (born 22 October 1939) is a politician who served as the second President of Mozambique, from 1986 to 2005.
João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira (27 April 1939 – 2 March 2009) was the President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1984, for the second time from 1984 to 1999, and for the third time from 2005 to 2009.
Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, (born June 5, 1939) is a Canadian elder statesman, businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979 to March 3, 1980.
Joseph Francis Robert "Joe" Dolan (16 October 1939 – 26 December 2007), otherwise known as Boots, was an Irish entertainer, recording artist, and pop singer.
Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
John Arthur Abel (born 25 June 1939) was an Australian politician.
John Allen Amos Jr. (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor known for his roles as James Evans, Sr.
John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
John Danielsen (born 13 July 1939) is a Danish former association football midfielder.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
John Herbert Foulds (2 November 188025 April 1939) was an English composer of classical music.
John Henry Sununu (born July 2, 1939) is a Cuban-born Palestinian-American politician who served as the 75th Governor of New Hampshire (1983–89) and later White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.
John Harron (March 31, 1903 – November 24, 1939) was an American actor.
John Edward Hopcroft (born October 7, 1939) is an American theoretical computer scientist.
John Winston Howard, (born 26 July 1939) is a former Australian politician who served as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1996 to 2007.
John Leonard (February 25, 1939 – November 5, 2008) was an American literary, television, film, and cultural critic.
John Dimitri Negroponte (born July 21, 1939) is an American diplomat.
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.
John Richard Pilger (born 9 October 1939) is an Australian journalist and BAFTA award-winning documentary film maker.
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. --> (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author.
John William Snow (born August 2, 1939) is the former CEO of CSX Corporation, and served as the 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury under U.S. President George W. Bush.
John Wesley Callison (March 12, 1939 – October 12, 2006) was an American professional baseball player.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, GColTE, GCIH, GColL (born 18 September 1939) is a Portuguese lawyer and politician who was the 18th President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006.
José Antonio Abreu Anselmi (May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2018) was a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician best known for his association with El Sistema.
José Gola (February 7, 1904 – April 27, 1939 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine film actor of the 1930s.
José Júlio de Souza Pinto (15 September 1856, Angra do Heroísmo - 14 April 1939, Pont-Scorff) was a Portuguese painter in the Naturalist style.
José Manuel Puig Casauranc (31 January 1888 – 5 May 1939) was a Mexican politician, diplomat and journalist who served as Secretary of Public Education, Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Labor, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and federal legislator in both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies.
Joseph Francis Carr (October 22, 1879 – May 20, 1939) was an American sports executive in American football, baseball, and basketball.
Joseph Aloysius Lyons (15 September 1879 – 7 April 1939) was the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, serving from January 1932 until his death.
Joseph Mendes da Costa (4 November 1863 – 20 July 1939) was a Dutch sculptor and teacher.
Jovan Miladinović (born 30 January 1939 in Belgrade; died 11 September 1982 in Belgrade) was an Association football footballer.
Jozef Tiso (13 October 1887 –18 April 1947) was a Slovak politician and Roman Catholic priest who governed the Slovak Republic from 1939 to 1945, a satellite state of Nazi Germany during World War II.
Juan Demóstenes Arosemena Barreati (24 June 1879 in Panama City – 16 December 1939 in Penonomé, Coclé Province) was President of Panama from October 1, 1936 to December 16, 1939.
Juan José Gárate y Clavero (11 July 1869 - 3 July 1939) was a Spanish painter; known for his portraits, landscapes and costumbrista scenes of Aragonese life.
A Judenrat ("Jewish council") was a World War II Jewish-German-collaborative administrative agency imposed by Germany, principally within the ghettos of occupied Europe, including those of German-occupied Poland.
Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian.
It is the first day of the second half of the year.
The following events occurred in July 1939.
This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after it in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years.
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.
The terms 7th July, July 7th, and 7/7 (pronounced "Seven-seven") have been widely used in the Western media as a shorthand for the 7 July 2005 bombings on London's transport system.
The following events occurred in June 1939.
This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere and the fewest hours of daylight in the Southern Hemisphere.
On this day the Summer solstice may occur in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Winter solstice may occur in the Southern Hemisphere.
In common years it is always in ISO week 26.
It is the last day of the first half of the year.
was the pen-name of a Japanese author, tanka poet, and Buddhist scholar active during the Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan.
Karel Gott (born 14 July 1939, Plzeň), is a Czech singer, and an amateur painter.
Karel Schoeman (26 October 1939 in Trompsburg, South Africa – 1 May 2017 in Bloemfontein, South Africa) was a South African novelist, historian, translator and man of letters.
Karl-Åke Asph (born February 2, 1939 in Avesta) is a Swedish cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s.
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born 31 March 1939, in Düren) is a former German footballer who played as a defender.
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (born Kathleen Erin Hogg, June 3, 1939 – July 6, 2007), was an American novelist.
Kazi Zafar Ahmed (1 July 193927 August 2015) was a Bangladeshi politician of the Jatiya Party, who was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1989 to 1990.
Kálmán Darányi de Pusztaszentgyörgy et Tetétlen (22 March 1886 in Budapest – 1 November 1939 in Budapest) was a Hungarian politician who served as Prime Minister of Hungary from 1936 to 1938.
Keeleri Kunhikannan (Malayalam:കീലേരി കുഞ്ഞിക്കണ്ണൻ) was a martial arts trainer and Gymnast.
Kenneth William Catchpole (21 June 1939 – 21 December 2017) was an Australian rugby union footballer.
In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful carrying away (asportation) and confinement of a person against his or her will.
Kim Bong-Hwan (born 4 July 1939) is a North Korean football forward who played for North Korea in the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
Kirlian photography is a collection of photographic techniques used to capture the phenomenon of electrical coronal discharges.
Hilda Kristina “Kirsti” Suonio, née Sainio, originally Kjäll (1872–1939) was a Finnish stage and film actress.
The Klaipėda Region (Klaipėdos kraštas) or Memel Territory (Memelland or Memelgebiet) was defined by the Treaty of Versailles in 1920 and refers to the most northern part of the German province of East Prussia, when as Memelland it was put under the administration of the Council of Ambassadors.
Klaus Schmiegel (born June 28, 1939) is most famous for his work in organic chemistry, which led to the invention of Prozac, a widely used antidepressant.
Kock is a town in eastern Poland, about north of Lublin and south-east of Warsaw.
Konstantin Petrovich Grigorovich (18 September 1886, Mykolaiv — 15 April 1939, Moscow) — metallurgical engineer, founder of the soviet school of electrometallurgy, professor (1921), doctor of technical sciences (1934).
Kraków, also spelled Cracow or Krakow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland.
The Kriegsmarine (literally "War Navy") was the navy of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
, real name, is the pen name of a Japanese author of novels, short stories, and kabuki plays who was active during the prewar period.
Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond (23 December 1939 – 29 February 1992), better known as La Lupe, was a Cuban singer of boleros, guarachas and Latin soul, known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances.
LaGuardia Airport is an airport in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens in the United States.
Laura “Laila” Annikki Kinnunen (8 November 1939, Vantaa – 26 October 2000, Heinävesi) was a Finnish singer.
Larry Laoretti (born July 11, 1939) is an American golfer.
Lawrence Paul "Lightning" Libertore Jr. (November 18, 1939 – December 25, 2017) was an American college football player and later Lakeland, Florida, real-estate agent as well as a Florida state legislator.
Lawrence Lavon ("Larry") Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor known for his portrayal of the surgeon Major Frank Burns on the television series M*A*S*H.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Laurent-Désiré Kabila (November 27, 1939 – January 16, 2001), or simply Laurent Kabila (US), was a Congolese revolutionary and politician who served as the third President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from May 17, 1997, when he overthrew Mobutu Sese Seko, until his assassination by one of his bodyguards on January 16, 2001.
Lawrence Marston (June 8, 1857 – February 1, 1939) was an American actor, playwright, producer, stage director and film director.
Lawrence Stephen (died 2006) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
Léon Abrami (1 July 1879 – 5 January 1939) was a French politician.
Léopold Bernhard Bernstamm (20 April 1859 - 22 January 1939), also written as Léopold-Bernhard Bernstam, Léopold Bernard Bernstamm or Leopold Adolfovich Bernstam, was a Russian sculptor active in France and Russia.
The League of Nations (abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
Leandro Campanari (October 20, 1859 - April 22, 1939)Although Baker gives his dob as 1857,The New York Times (March 25, 1906) gives his dob.
Lloyd Leroy Folkins (born July 4, 1939) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was a Marxist and ex-Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary; April 23, 1939) is an American film, television and voice actor.
Leila Kasra (لیلا کسری) also known as Hedieh (هدیه.), (March 27, 1939 – May 16, 1989) was a prominent Iranian contemporary poet and lyricist who has written lyrics for notable artists including Ebi, Dariush, Sattar, Vigen, Moein, Mahasti, Andy, Homeyra, Morteza, Hassan Shamaizadeh, Siavash Shams and many more. She was best known for writing more than 30 songs for Hayedeh.
Leland Harrison (Lee) Hartwell (born October 30, 1939, in Los Angeles, California) is former president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida (born March 1, 1939) is a Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist.
Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, (25 September 1939 – 21 January 2015) was a British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament, and barrister, as well as a member of the European Commission.
Leonardo A. Quisumbing (born November 6, 1939) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Leopold Ružička (13 September 1887 – 26 September 1976) was a Croatian-Swiss scientist and joint winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry who worked most of his life in Switzerland.
Leslie Howard Steiner (3 April 18931 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer.
Lidiya Pavlovna Skoblikova (Лидия Павловна Скобликова; born 8 March 1939) is a retired Russian speed skater and coach.
Lido Vieri (born 16 July 1939) is a former Italian football manager and former football player who played as a goalkeeper.
Norbert Likulia Bolongo (born 8 July 1939) is a Congolese former politician and general.
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer.
Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik SSM (8 April 1939 – 22 December 2012) was a Malaysian politician and former Minister of Energy, Water and Communications in the Malaysian cabinet.
Lin Rong-san (27 May 1939 – 28 November 2015) was a Taiwanese politician, publisher and businessman.
Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado (born on 23 September 1933) is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months, and 21 days.
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
The following is a list of heads of state of Mozambique, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.
This article lists the heads of state of Panama since the short-lived first independence from the Republic of New Granada in 1840 and the final separation from Colombia in 1903.
Films generate income from several revenue streams, including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising.
The following is a list of Presidents of Guinea-Bissau, since the establishment of the office of President in 1973.
Lithuania (Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.
Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League International) is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Madeleine Hutin, taking the name Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus (April 26, 1898–November 6, 1989), founded a Roman Catholic community of religious sisters, the Little Sisters of Jesus, on September 8, 1939 in Touggourt, Algeria.
The Little Sisters of Jesus are a Roman Catholic community of religious sisters inspired by the life and writings of Charles de Foucauld, founded by Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus (Madeleine Hutin).
The LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds men's basketball team represents Long Island University, located in Brooklyn, New York in NCAA Division I basketball competition.
Livio Berruti (born 19 May 1939) is an Italian former athlete who was the winner of the 200-meter dash in the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Sylvia Ann Ibbetson (née Butterfield; 8 November 1939 – 25 September 2017), known professionally as Elizabeth Dawn or Liz Dawn, was an English actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street.
Lloyd Lionel Gaines (1911, Water Valley, Mississippi – disappeared March 19, 1939, Chicago) was the plaintiff in Gaines v. Canada (1938), one of the most important court cases in the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1930s.
Loew's Grand Theater, originally DeGive's Grand Opera House, was a movie theater at the corner of Peachtree and Forsyth Streets in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.
Lois Weber (June 13, 1879 – November 13, 1939) was an American silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director, who is considered "the most important female director the American film industry has known", and "one of the most important and prolific film directors in the era of silent films".
Louis Clark Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player.
Henry Louis Gehrig, born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig (June 19, 1903June 2, 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939.
Louis Andriessen (born 6 June 1939) is a Dutch composer and pianist based in Amsterdam.
Louis-Marc-Michel, comte de Chappedelaine (21 June 1876, Saint-Just, Ille-et-Vilaine – 9 December 1939, Ville-d'Avray, Seine-et-Oise) was a French politician.
The Loyola Ramblers are the varsity sports teams of Loyola University Chicago.
Lucílio de Albuquerque (9 May 1877, Barras – 19 April 1939, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian painter, designer and art professor.
Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (10 April 1857 – 13 March 1939) was a French scholar trained in philosophy, who made contributions to the budding fields of sociology and ethnology.
Ludwig R. Conradi (or Louis R. Conradi), (Karlsruhe, 20 March 1856 - Hamburg, 16 September 1939) was one of the leaders of European Adventism known for the controversy causing schism in the church, a Seventh-day Adventist evangelist and missionary, and in his last years a Seventh Day Baptist minister.
The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II.
Lyman James Briggs (May 7, 1874 – March 25, 1963) was an American engineer, physicist and administrator.
Lynne Irene Stewart (October 8, 1939 – March 7, 2017) was an American defense attorney who was known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants.
Kate (Ma) Barker (née Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935), better known as Ma Barker, and sometimes as Arizona Barker, was American mother of several criminals who ran the Barker gang during the "public enemy era," when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the U.S. Midwest gripped the American people and press.
"Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett, September 1882 or April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest African-American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of blues singers to record.
Ma Xiangbo (April 7, 1840–November 4, 1939) was a Chinese Jesuit priest, scholar and educator in late-Qing and early-Republican China.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Malay Roy Choudhury (born 29 October 1939) is a Bengali poet, playwright, short story writer, essayist and novelist who founded the Hungryalist movement in the 1960s.
Malcolm N. Bricklin (born March 9, 1939) is an American businessman, who is primarily known for manufacturing and importing cars.
Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili I (1879– 5 July 1939) was the Malietoa in Samoa from 1898 until his death in 1939.
Mandatory Palestine (فلسطين; פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א"י), where "EY" indicates "Eretz Yisrael", Land of Israel) was a geopolitical entity under British administration, carved out of Ottoman Syria after World War I. British civil administration in Palestine operated from 1920 until 1948.
The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons.
The Mannerheim Line (Mannerheim-linja, Mannerheimlinjen) was a defensive fortification line on the Karelian Isthmus built by Finland against the Soviet Union.
Mapita Cortés (August 4, 1939 – January 15, 2006 born Maria del Pilar Mercado Cordero in 1939 in San Juan, Puerto Rico – died in Mexico City), was a Puerto Rican actress of telenovelas and the cinema of Mexico.
Venerable Maria del Carmen González-Valerio y Sáenz de Heredia (March 14, 1930 – July 17, 1939) was a Spanish girl who is venerated by the Roman Catholic Church and is being considered for sainthood.
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
The following events occurred in March 1939.
Typically the March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal point in the Southern Hemisphere.
In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries.
March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Margaret Campbell (April 24, 1883 – June 27, 1939) was an American character actress in silent films.
Dame Margaret Drabble, Lady Holroyd, DBE, FRSL (born 5 June 1939) is an English novelist, biographer, and critic.
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American novelist and journalist under the pseudonym Peggy Mitchell.
Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player.
Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American singer.
Mario Da Pozzo (born 9 July 1939 in Legnago, Province of Verona) is an Italian former football goalkeeper.
Mario Lertora (September 21, 1897 – March 28, 1939) was an Italian artistic gymnast who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics, in the 1928 Summer Olympics, and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Marion De Vries (August 15, 1865 – September 11, 1939) was a United States Representative from California, a Member of the Board of General Appraisers and a Judge for the United States Court of Customs Appeals.
Marisa Mell (born Marlies Theres Moitzi; 24 February 1939 – 16 May 1992) was an Austrian actress who became a cult figure of 1960s Italian B-movies.
John Harrison Frick Jr., known professionally as Mark Elliot (born September 24, 1939) is an American voice-over artist best known as the primary voice for Disney productions from 1983 to 2008.
Mark Jones (22 April 1939 – 14 January 2010) was an English actor, who appeared frequently in various films and television series.
Marseille (Provençal: Marselha), is the second-largest city of France and the largest city of the Provence historical region.
Marshall Younger (born 21 June 1939) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Madame Marthe de Florian (Paris, France; 9 September 1864 – Trouville-sur-Mer, France; 29 August 1939) born as Mathilde Héloïse Beaugiron was a little known French demimondaine (courtesan) during the Belle Époque.
Martin A. Herman (born June 30, 1939) is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 3rd Legislative District from 1974 to 1986, and was later appointed as a judge in New Jersey Superior Court in Gloucester County.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.
Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters, (born 6 July 1939) is a former British athlete, best known as a competitor in the pentathlon and shot put.
Mary, Lady Heath (10 November 1896 – 9 May 1939) was an Irish aviator and began life as Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary Peirce-Evans in Knockaderry, County Limerick, near the town of Newcastle West.
Matthias Sindelar (10 February 1903 – 23 January 1939) was an Austrian footballer.
Matvei Davidovich Berman (Russian: Матвей Давыдович Берман; April 10, 1898 – March 7, 1939) was a Soviet intelligence officer and head of the GULAG Soviet prison camp system from 1932 to 1937.
Maurice Richard "Maury" Povich (born January 17, 1939) is an American television presenter, best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury.
Mavis Staples (born July 10, 1939) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist.
Maxim Maximovich Litvinov,; born Meir Henoch Wallach-Finkelstein (17 July 1876 – 31 December 1951) was an ethnic Jewish Russian revolutionary and prominent Soviet Bolshevik Politician.
Maxime Laubeuf was a French maritime engineer of the late nineteenth century.
Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner, M.D. (August 22, 1867 – January 24, 1939) was a Swiss physician and a pioneer nutritionist credited for popularizing muesli.
The following events occurred in May 1939.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the March equinox).
Meg Wynn Owen (born 8 November 1939) is a Welsh actress known for her role as Hazel Bellamy, née Forrest, in Upstairs, Downstairs.
Mehmet Emin Çolakoğlu (1878 – 6 August 1939) was an officer of the Ottoman Army and the general of the Turkish Army.
Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, (born 6 October 1939), is an English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian.
The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic intensity scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.
Metafiction is a form of literature that emphasizes its own constructedness in a way that continually reminds the reader to be aware that they are reading or viewing a fictional work.
Michael Keith Billington OBE (born 16 November 1939) is a British author and arts critic.
Michael Cimino (February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and author.
Michael Alan Gothard (24 June 19392 December 1992) was an English actor, who portrayed Kai in the television series Arthur of the Britons and the mysterious villain Emile Leopold Locque in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
Michael John Pollard (born Michael John Pollack Jr.; May 30, 1939) is a Polish-American actor.
Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull, 5th Baron Brabourne, (8 May 1894 – 23 February 1939) was a British peer and soldier, the son of the 4th Baron Brabourne.
Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.
Michelle Urry (28 December 1939 – 15 October 2006, born Michelle Dorothy Kaplan) was the cartoon editor of Playboy magazine for over 30 years.
Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros (Hungarian: Mészáros Mihály; October 1, 1939 – June 12, 2016) was a Hungarian-born American actor, circus performer/entertainer, and stuntman, who as an American citizen was best remembered as a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and for his role in the NBC sitcom ALF.
Michael J. "Mick" Brown (born 11 July 1939 in Walsall) is an England football scout who currently works for Ipswich Town.
Michael Newbold Castle (born July 2, 1939) is an American attorney and politician who was Governor of Delaware (1985–92) and the U.S. Representative for (1993–2011).
Michael Joseph Farrell Jr. (born February 6, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H (1975–83).
Mikołaj Bołtuć (born 21 December 1893 in Petersburg, killed in battle 22 September 1939 near Łomianki) was a brigadier-general of the Polish Army, commander of the IV Polish infantry Division during World War II.
Milton Steven Pappas (May 11, 1939 – April 19, 2016) was a professional baseball pitcher.
The Minister of Justice is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for the Department of Justice, chief federal legal adviser and is also Attorney General of Canada.
Minita Chico-Nazario (born December 5, 1939) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Mobilization, in military terminology, is the act of assembling and readying troops and supplies for war.
Modlin was a village near Warsaw in Poland near the banks of rivers Narew and Vistula.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Mohammad Reza Pahlavi,; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), also known as Mohammad Reza Shah (Mohammad Rezā Šāh), was the last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979.
Moldova (or sometimes), officially the Republic of Moldova (Republica Moldova), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south (by way of the disputed territory of Transnistria).
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, also known as the Nazi–Soviet Pact,Charles Peters (2005), Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World, New York: PublicAffairs, Ch.
The monarchy of Canada is at the core of both Canada's federal structure and Westminster-style of parliamentary and constitutional democracy.
Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.
Monroe Dunaway Anderson (1873–1939) was a banker and cotton trader from Jackson, Tennessee.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.
Moravia (Morava;; Morawy; Moravia) is a historical country in the Czech Republic (forming its eastern part) and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a batholith in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States.
Mulayam Singh Yadav (born 21 November 1939) is an Indian politician from Uttar Pradesh and the founder of the Samajwadi Party.
Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Munich (München; Minga) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.
Iain Murray Rose, AM (6 January 1939 – 15 April 2012) was an Australian swimmer, actor, sports commentator and marketing executive.
Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, politician, and the wife of Vladimir Lenin from 1898 until his death in 1924.
Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan (born May 19, 1939) is a Hong Kong-born American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles.
Napoléon Turcot (30 June 1867 – 27 December 1939) was a Canadian politician.
Naseem Fatima Khan OBE, The London Gazette (Supplement 1), 12 June 1999, p. B11.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents, which comprise the National Archives.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Party of Australia (also known as The Nationals or simply, The Nats) is an Australian political party.
A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
Beginning with the invasion of Poland during World War II, the regime of Nazi Germany set up ghettos across occupied Europe in order to segregate and confine Jews, and sometimes Romani people, into small sections of towns and cities furthering their exploitation.
National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship.
Neculai Costăchescu (February 18, 1876–July 14, 1939) was a Romanian chemist and politician.
Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop singer, pianist, composer and record producer.
Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
The Neuengamme concentration camp was a German concentration camp, established in 1938 by the SS near the village of Neuengamme in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
A neutral country is a state, which is either neutral towards belligerents in a specific war, or holds itself as permanently neutral in all future conflicts (including avoiding entering into military alliances such as NATO).
The Neutrality Acts were passed by the United States Congress in the, in response to the growing turmoil in Europe and Asia that eventually led to World War II.
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
New York Harbor, part of the Port of New York and New Jersey, is at the mouth of the Hudson River where it empties into New York Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean at the East Coast of the United States.
A news agency is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters.
Nicolae M. Condiescu (October 2, 1880 – June 15, 1939) was a Romanian novelist and soldier.
Nikolaos Triantafyllakos (Νικόλαος Τριανταφυλλάκος) (8 November 1855, Tripoli - 16 September 1939) was a Prime Minister of Greece during a tumultuous time in Greek history in August/September 1922.
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Nobelpriset i fysiologi eller medicin), administered by the Nobel Foundation, is awarded once a year for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine.
A non-belligerent is a person, a state, or other organization that does not fight in a given conflict.
Norbert Felsinger (born 17 July 1939) is an Austrian former figure skater.
Henry Norman Bethune (March 4, 1890 – November 12, 1939; p) was a Canadian physician, medical innovator, and noted communist. Bethune came to international prominence first for his service as a frontline surgeon supporting the democratically elected Republican government during the Spanish Civil War. But it was his service with the Communist Eighth Route Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War that would earn him enduring acclaim. Dr. Bethune effectively brought modern medicine to rural China and often treated sick villagers as much as wounded soldiers. His selfless commitment made a profound impression on the Chinese people, especially CPC's leader, Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong wrote a eulogy to him, which was memorized by generations of Chinese people. While Bethune was the man responsible for developing a mobile blood-transfusion service for frontline operations in the Spanish Civil War, he himself died of blood poisoning. A prominent communist and veteran of the First World War, he wrote that wars were motivated by profits, not principles. Statues in his honour can be found in cities throughout China.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
The following events occurred in November 1939.
In the ancient astronomy, it is the cusp day between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
This day marks the approximate midpoint of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and of spring in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the September equinox).
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei).
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers, based on aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.
The occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War (1939–1945) began with the German-Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939, and it was formally concluded with the defeat of Germany by the Allies in May 1945.
An ocean liner is a passenger ship primarily used as a form of transportation across seas or oceans.
The following events occurred in October 1939.
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a large, primarily residential, public university in Columbus, Ohio.
Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobiles produced for most of its existence by General Motors.
Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is a British-American actress, whose career spanned from 1935 to 1988.
Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers.
Operation Himmler (less often known as Operation Konserve or Operation Canned Goods) was a 1939 false flag project planned by Nazi Germany to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany, which was subsequently used by the Nazis to justify the invasion of Poland.
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) ('Order of the Temple of the East' or 'Order of Oriental Templars') is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Carl Kellner and Theodor Reuss.
The Orzeł incident occurred at the beginning of World War II.
() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.
The Oslo Report was one of the most spectacular leaks in the history of military intelligence.
Luis Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea (born June 26, 1939 in Chambo, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian author and politician who served as President of Ecuador from May 24, 1981 to August 10, 1984.
Ottavio Cogliati (4 June 1939 – 20 April 2008) was an Italian cyclist who won a gold medal in the team time trial at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Otto Hahn, (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist and pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry.
Otto Rank (né Rosenfeld; April 22, 1884 – October 31, 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, writer, and teacher.
Otto Wels (15 September 1873 – 16 September 1939) was the chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1919 and a member of parliament from 1920 to 1933.
Owen Gray, also known as Owen Grey (born 5 July 1939, JamaicaLarkin, Colin (1998) "The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae", Virgin Books), is one of Jamaica's 'Foundation' singers whose work spans the R&B, ska, rocksteady, and reggae eras of Jamaican music, and he has been credited as Jamaica's first home-grown singing star.
Owen Moore (12 December 1886 – 9 June 1939) was an Irish-born American actor, appearing in more than 279 movies spanning from 1908 to 1937.
The Pact of Steel (Stahlpakt, Patto d'Acciaio), known formally as the Pact of Friendship and Alliance between Germany and Italy, was a military and political alliance between the Kingdom of Italy and Nazi Germany.
Pak Yung-hio (1861 – 21 September 1939) was a Korean politician of the Joseon Dynasty period, enlightenment activist, diplomat and pro-Japanese collaborator.
Pan American World Airways, originally founded as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991.
Miron Cristea (monastic name of Elie Cristea; 20 July 1868 – 6 March 1939) was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian cleric and politician.
Patrick Wayne Kearney (born September 24, 1939) is an American serial killer who preyed on young men in California from 1965 to 1977.
Louis Joseph Napoléon Paul Bruchési, (October 29, 1855 – September 20, 1939) was a Canadian prelate.
Paul Drummond Cameron (born November 9, 1939) is an American psychologist and sex researcher.
Otis Paul Drayton (May 8, 1939 – March 2, 2010) was an American sprint runner.
Paul Eugene Gillmor (February 1, 1939 – c. September 5, 2007) was an American politician of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative from the 5th congressional district of Ohio from 1989 until his death in 2007.
Paul Xavier Gleason (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) was an American film and television actor, known for his roles on television series such as All My Children and films such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and Die Hard.
Paul Hogan, (born 8 October 1939) is an Australian comedian, actor and television presenter.
Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13, 1939) is an American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor.
Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film and stage actor.
Paulo Ricardo Campos Silvino (27 July 1939 – 17 August 2017) was a Brazilian comedian, composer and actor.
Pavel Parasca (born July 8, 1939, Brînzenii Vechi) is a historian from the Republic of Moldova.
Peace on Earth is a one-reel 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon short directed by Hugh Harman, about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals.
Pedro Nolasco Cruz Vergara, Molina (Chile), April 18, 1857 – Santiago de Chile, November 11, 1939 was a literary critic, novelist, writer, and political chileno.
Penelope Vincenzi (née Hannaford; 10 April 1939 – 25 February 2018) was a British novelist, who wrote 17 novels and 2 collections of stories.
Per Axel Ahlmark (15 January 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Swedish politician and writer.
Vice-Admiral Sir Percy Douglas KCB CMG FRGS FRAS AICE (1 November 1876 – 4 November 1939) was a British naval officer who specialised in surveying and was Hydrographer of the Navy.
A perfect season is a sports season including any requisite playoff portion, in which a team remains and finishes undefeated and untied.
Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.
Peter Andreas Grünberg (18 May 1939 – 7 April 2018) was a German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disk drives.
Peter Hirzel (born 15 July 1939) is a former Swiss cyclist.
Peter Kraus (born March 18, 1939) is an Austrian singer and actor.
Peter Purves (born 10 February 1939) is an English television presenter and actor.
Philip Henry Niekro (pronounced NEE-kro) (born April 1, 1939), nicknamed "Knucksie", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.
Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a "Wagnerian" approach to rock and roll.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philipp Heinrich Scheidemann (26 July 1865 – 29 November 1939) was a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).
Wendell Phillips Smalley (August 7, 1865 – May 2, 1939) was an American silent film director and actor.
Piero Colonna (23 May 1891 – 24 August 1939) was an Italian politician.
Pierre Desproges (May 9, 1939 – April 18, 1988) was a French humorist.
Pio H. Laporte (MD) (September 1, 1878 - July 29, 1939) was a Canadian physician and politician in the Province of New Brunswick.
The Piotrków Trybunalski Ghetto (פּיִעטריקאָװ) was created in Piotrków Trybunalski 38 days after the 1939 Nazi German Invasion of Poland in World War II.
Plan Z was the name given to the planned re-equipment and expansion of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) ordered by Adolf Hitler in early 1939.
Platon Ivanovich Ivanov (surname Iivola from 1938 onward) (March 31, 1863 – November 15, 1939) was a Russian-Finnish civil servant.
Émilie Marie Bouchaud (14 May 1874 – 14 October 1939), better known by her stage name Polaire, was a French singer and actress.
Following the Invasion of Poland at the beginning of World War II, nearly a quarter of the entire territory of the Second Polish Republic was annexed by Nazi Germany and placed directly under the German civil administration.
The Polish government-in-exile, formally known as the Government of the Republic of Poland in exile (Rząd Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej na uchodźstwie), was the government in exile of Poland formed in the aftermath of the Invasion of Poland of September 1939, and the subsequent occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which brought to an end the Second Polish Republic.
The Polish resistance movement in World War II, with the Polish Home Army at its forefront, was the largest underground resistance movement in all of occupied Europe, covering both German and Soviet zones of occupation.
Pope Pius XI, (Pio XI) born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti (31 May 1857 – 10 February 1939), was head of the Catholic Church from 6 February 1922 to his death in 1939.
Pope Pius XII (Pio XII), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (2 March 18769 October 1958), was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 2 March 1939 to his death.
Port Washington is an affluent hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island.
Potenciano Gregorio, often referred to as Potenciano Gregorio Sr. (May 19, 1880 to February 12, 1939) was a Bicolano musician.
Army Poznań (Armia Poznań) led by Major General Tadeusz Kutrzeba was one of the Polish Armies during the Invasion of Poland in 1939.
The Premier of Tasmania is the head of the executive government in the Australian state of Tasmania.
The President of Bolivia (Presidente de Bolivia) officially known as the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is head of state and head of government of Bolivia.
The President of Cuba (Presidente de Cuba), officially called from 1976 President of the Council of State (Presidente del Consejo de Estado de Cuba), is the head of the Council of State of Cuba.
The President of the Republic of Ecuador (Presidente de la República del Ecuador) serves as both the head of state and head of government of Ecuador, is the highest political office in the country as the head of the executive branch of government.
The President of Georgia (საქართველოს პრეზიდენტი, sakartvelos prezidenti) is the head of state and supreme commander-in-chief.
The President of Iraq is the head of state of Iraq and "safeguards the commitment to the Constitution and the preservation of Iraq's independence, sovereignty, unity, the security of its territories in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution".
The President of Latvia (Latvijas Valsts prezidents, literally "State President"), is head of state and commander-in-chief of the National Armed Forces of the Republic of Latvia.
The President of Mexico (Presidente de México), officially known as the President of the United Mexican States (Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is the head of state and government of Mexico.
The President of the Portuguese Republic (Presidente da República Portuguesa) is the executive head of state of Portugal.
The President of Romania is the head of state of Romania.
The President of Somalia (Madaxaweynaha Soomaaliya) is the head of state of Somalia.
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Président de la République démocratique du Congo, Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo, Mokonzi wa Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki), is the head of state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.
The Prime Minister of Belgium (Eerste minister van België; Premier ministre de Belgique; Premierminister von Belgien) or the Premier of Belgium is the head of the federal government in the Kingdom of Belgium.
The Prime Minister of Canada (Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.
The President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri della Repubblica Italiana), commonly referred to in Italy as Presidente del Consiglio, or informally as Premier and known in English as the Prime Minister of Italy, is the head of government of the Italian Republic.
The Prime Minister of Jordan is the head of government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia (Perdana Menteri Malaysia) is the head of government and the highest political office in Malaysia.
The President of the Council of Ministers (Polish: Prezes Rady Ministrów), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister of Poland (Polish: Premier Polski), is the leader of the cabinet and the head of government of Poland.
Prime Minister (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro) is the current title of the head of government of Portugal.
The Prime Minister of the Government of Romania (Prim-ministrul Guvernului României) is the head of the Government of Romania.
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands (Minister-president van Nederland) is the head of the executive branch of the Government of the Netherlands in his quality of chair of the Council of Ministers.
Prince Charles Smith Bartholomew (9 October 1939 – 25 April 2017) was a Trinidad cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1969 to 1978.
Prince Joachim of Prussia (27 September 1876 – 24 October 1939) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
Prince Valdemar of Denmark, GCTE (27 October 1858 – 14 January 1939) was the third son and youngest child of Christian IX and Louise of Hesse-Kassel.
Princess Irene of the Netherlands (Irene Emma Elisabeth; born 5 August 1939) is the second child of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld.
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, (Louise Caroline Alberta; 18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939) was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Quebec City (pronounced or; Québec); Ville de Québec), officially Québec, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. The city had a population estimate of 531,902 in July 2016, (an increase of 3.0% from 2011) and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296 in July 2016, (an increase of 4.3% from 2011) making it the second largest city in Quebec, after Montreal, and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in Canada. It is situated north-east of Montreal. The narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River proximate to the city's promontory, Cap-Diamant (Cape Diamond), and Lévis, on the opposite bank, provided the name given to the city, Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'. The city's landmarks include the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the skyline, and the Citadelle of Quebec, an intact fortress that forms the centrepiece of the ramparts surrounding the old city and includes a secondary royal residence. The National Assembly of Quebec (provincial legislature), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of Civilization) are found within or near Vieux-Québec.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
Queen Maud Land (Dronning Maud Land) is a c. 2.7 million-square-kilometre (1 million sq mi) region of Antarctica claimed as a dependent territory by Norway.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Robert Budd Dwyer (November 21, 1939 – January 22, 1987) was the 30th State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Rachel Elkind (born February 23, 1939) is an American classical musician, producer and composer.
RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968.
Raine Karp (born 23 July 1939 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an Estonian architect.
Ustad Rais Khan (رئیس خان‎; 25 November 19396 May 2017) was a Pakistani sitarist.
Ralph Harold Boston (born May 9, 1939) is a retired American track athlete, and he is best remembered for the long jump, in which he was the first person to break the barrier.
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise.
Rambahadur Limbu, (born 8 July 1939) is a Nepalese Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent.
Raul Humberto Yzaguirre (born July 22, 1939) is an American civil rights activist.
Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. (né Manczarek; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013) was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author, best known as a member of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, which he co-founded with singer and lyricist Jim Morrison.
Harold Ray Ragsdale (born January 24, 1939), --> known professionally as Ray Stevens, is an American country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian, known for his Grammy-winning recordings "Everything Is Beautiful" and "Misty", as well as comedic hits such as "Gitarzan" and "The Streak".
Raymond C."Moosey" Turnbull (July 19, 1939 – October 6, 2017) was a Canadian curler from Manitoba.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde, Army of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Refik Ibrahim Saydam (8 September 1881 – 8 July 1942) was a Turkish physician, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Turkey, serving from 25 January 1939 until his death on 8 July 1942.
Reginald Charles Pridmore III (born 15 July 1939) is an English former professional motorcycle road racing national champion.
Reginald Malcolm "Reg"Stratton (10 July 1939 – 21 May 2018) was an English footballer who played as a forward in the Football League for Fulham and Colchester United and in the North American Soccer League for Vancouver Royals.
Rear Admiral Reginald Fairfax Nicholson (15 December 1852 – 19 December 1939) was an officer in the United States Navy.
Reichsmarschall, Marshal of the Reich (literal translation: Empire or Realm), was the highest rank in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
The Reichstag ("Diet of the Realm"), officially the Großdeutscher Reichstag ("Greater-German Reichstag") after 1938, was the pseudo-Parliament of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945.
Reinhard Hauff (born 23 May 1939) is a German film director.
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II, and a main architect of the Holocaust.
René Massigli (22 March 1888 – 3 February 1988) was a French diplomat who played a leading role as a senior official at the Quai d'Orsay.
Renzo Rovatti (born June 30, 1939 in Milan) is a retired Italian professional football player.
Riccardo Del Turco (born September 7, 1939, Fiesole) is an Italian singer.
Richard Hermann Antoine Bouwens van der Boijen (11 October 1863 – 31 August 1939) was a French architect.
Richard Halliburton (January 9, 1900 – presumed dead after March 24, 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author.
Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Jaws in the ''James Bond'' franchise, portraying the character in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); he lampooned the role with a tongue-in-cheek cameo in Inspector Gadget (1999).
Richard John Beattie Seaman (4 February 1913 – 25 June 1939), commonly called Dick Seaman, was one of the greatest pre-war Grand Prix drivers from Britain.
Richard Serra (born November 2, 1938) is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal.
Eric "Ricky" Tomlinson (born 26 September 1939) is an English actor, comedian, author and political activist.
Richard "Rik" Kemp (born 9 January 1939) is an Australian former cartoonist.
Rinaldo Cuneo (July 2, 1877 – December 27, 1939), dubbed the Painter of San Francisco, was an American artist known for his landscape paintings and murals.
Robert Christian Hansen (February 15, 1939 – August 21, 2014), known in the media as the "Butcher Baker", was an American serial killer.
Robert James Waller (August 1, 1939 – March 10, 2017) was an American author best known for The Bridges of Madison County, an enormously successful book in 1993.
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966.
Robert Phelps (born 22 July 1939) is a British modern pentathlete.
Robert T. (Bob) Bennett (February 8, 1939 – December 6, 2014) was chairman of the Ohio Republican Party (USA), and one of three Ohio representatives to the Republican National Committee, of which he had been a member for more than two decades.
Robert Tear, (pronounced to rhyme with "hear") CBE (8 March 1939 – 29 March 2011) was a Welsh tenor singer, teacher and conductor.
Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937) is an American singer.
The Rockabilly Hall of Fame is an organization and website launched on March 21, 1997 to present early rock and roll history and information relating to the artists and personalities involved in rockabilly.
Roman Stanisław Dmowski (9 August 1864 – 2 January 1939) was a Polish politician, statesman, and co-founder and chief ideologue of the right-wing National Democracy ("ND": in Polish, "Endecja") political movement.
Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
Romano Prodi (born 9 August 1939) is an Italian politician who served as the 10th President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004.
Ronald "Ron" Baensch (5 June 1939 – 28 December 2017) was an Australian racing cyclist, specialising in track sprinting events.
Ronald George Alphonso Headley (born 29 June 1939) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and one ODI in 1973.
Roland Owen "Ron" McDole (born September 9, 1939) is a former American football defensive end.
Ron Rifkin (born October 31, 1939) is an American actor.
Ronald Joseph Walker (15 September 1939 – 30 January 2018) was an Australian businessman best known for his work in managing sporting events.
Ronald Louis Ziegler (May 12, 1939 – February 10, 2003) was White House Press Secretary and Assistant to the President during United States President Richard Nixon's administration.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
Rubén González Cárdenas (March 14, 1875 in Capacho Viejo, Táchira, Venezuela – August 26, 1939 in Caracas) was a lawyer with an intense early political life in his native State of Táchira between 1899 and 1908.
Ruben T. Reyes (born January 3, 1939) is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2007 to 2009.
Rudolf Walter Richard Hess (Heß in German; 26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany.
Rudolph Malcolm Walker, OBE (born 28 September 1939), is a Trinidadian actor, best known for his roles on British television.
Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an Oglala Lakota activist for the rights of American Indian people, libertarian political activist, actor, writer, and musician.
Russians (русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe. The majority of Russians inhabit the nation state of Russia, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The Russians share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians by religion. The Russian language is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and also spoken as a secondary language in many former Soviet states.
Rudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (7 May 1939 – 14 February 2018) was a Dutch politician and diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 4 November 1982 until 22 August 1994.
The Uranium Committee was a committee of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) that succeeded the Advisory Committee on Uranium and later evolved into the S-1 Section of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), when that organization absorbed the NDRC in June 1941, and the S-1 Executive Committee in June 1942.
Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen (9 January 1868 – 12 February 1939) was a Danish chemist, famous for the introduction of the concept of pH, a scale for measuring acidity and alkalinity.
Salvatore Mineo, Jr. (January 10, 1939February 12, 1976), was an American film and theatre actor, known for his performance as John "Plato" Crawford opposite James Dean in the film Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
Salvatore Albert Cotillo (November 19, 1886 – July 27, 1939) was an Italian-born New York lawyer, Democratic Party politician and judge.
Samuel Dickstein (May 12, 1851 – September 28, 1939) was a Polish mathematician of Jewish origin.
San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.
Sandia View Academy is a private high school in Corrales, New Mexico.
Sante Gaiardoni (born 29 June 1939) is a retired Italian cyclist.
Santiago Iglesias Pantín (February 22, 1872 – December 5, 1939), was a Spanish-born Puerto Rican socialist and trade union activist.
Satya Prakash Agarwal (सत्य प्रकाश अग्रवाल) is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India.
Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III (born Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad, 11 March 1863 – 6 February 1939) was the Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is notably remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule.
Scapa Flow viewed from its eastern end in June 2009 Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray,S.
Seamus Justin Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator.
The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, tasked mainly with the covert overseas collection and analysis of human intelligence (HUMINT) in support of the UK's national security.
Semyon Davidovich Kirlian (Семён Давидович Кирлиан; Սիմոն Կիրլյան; 20 February 1898 – 4 April 1978) was a Russian inventor and researcher of Armenian descent, who along with his wife Valentina Khrisanovna Kirlian (Валентина Хрисановна Кирлиан; died 1972), a teacher and journalist, discovered and developed Kirlian photography.
Between the years AD 1900 and 2099, September 11 of the Gregorian calendar is the leap day of the Coptic and Ethiopian calendars.
The following events occurred in September 1939.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week in Christian and Jewish calendars, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent Second Coming (advent) of Jesus Christ.
Shelagh Delaney, FRSL (25 November 1938 – 20 November 2011) was an English dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her debut work, A Taste of Honey (1958).
The Shelling of Mainila (Mainilan laukaukset) was a military incident on November 26, 1939, where the Soviet Union's Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila (located near Beloostrov), declared that the fire originated from Finland across the nearby border and claimed to have had losses in personnel.
Sid Haig (born Sidney Eddy Mosesian, July 14, 1939) is an American actor.
Sidney Altman (born May 7, 1939) is a Canadian and American molecular biologist, who is the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University.
Sidney Coe Howard (June 26, 1891 – August 23, 1939) was an American playwright, dramatist and screenwriter.
The Siege of Warsaw in 1939 was fought between the Polish Warsaw Army (Armia Warszawa) garrisoned and entrenched in the capital of Poland (Warsaw) and the invading German Army.
Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
A sit-down strike is a labor strike and a form of civil disobedience in which an organized group of workers, usually employed at factories or other centralized locations, take unauthorized or illegal possession of the workplace by "sitting down" at their stations.
Harry Christopher "Skip" Caray Jr. (August 12, 1939 – August 3, 2008) was an American sportscaster, best known for his long career as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball.
The Slovak–Hungarian War or Little War (Kis háború, Malá vojna), was a war fought from 23 March to 31 March 1939 between the First Slovak Republic and Hungary in eastern Slovakia.
Slovakia (Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika), is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
SMS Schleswig-Holstein was the last of the five s built by the German Kaiserliche Marine.
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD) is a social-democratic political party in Germany.
The Society of Jesus (SJ – from Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain.
Sonderaktion Krakau was the codename for a Nazi German operation against professors and academics of the Jagiellonian University and other universities in German occupied Kraków, Poland, at the beginning of World War II.
Sonny Fortune (born) is an American jazz saxphonist.
The Soviet invasion of Poland was a Soviet Union military operation that started without a formal declaration of war on 17 September 1939.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
The Spanish Civil War (Guerra Civil Española),Also known as The Crusade (La Cruzada) among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War (Cuarta Guerra Carlista) among Carlists, and The Rebellion (La Rebelión) or Uprising (Sublevación) among Republicans.
Spencer Davis (born Spencer David Nelson Davies, 17 July 1939) is a Welsh musician and multi-instrumentalist, and the founder of the 1960s beat band The Spencer Davis Group.
James "Spider" Martin (April 1, 1939 – April 8, 2003) was an American photographer known for his work documenting the American Civil Rights Movement in 1965, specifically Bloody Sunday and other incidents from the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role.
Stanisław Baczyński aka "Adam Kersten", "Bittner", "Akst" (27 July 1890 in Lwów – 27 July 1939 in Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish writer, literary critic, journalist, soldier of the Polish Legions and captain of the Polish Army.
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (24 February 188518 September 1939), commonly known as Witkacy, was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer active in the interwar period.
Stanley Henig (born 7 July 1939) is a British academic and former Labour Party politician.
Stavanger is a city and municipality in Norway.
Stefan Dimitrov (22 November 1939 – 13 August 2004) was a basso opera singer.
Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is the U.S. Representative for, serving since 1981.
Stephen Berger (born July 11, 1939) is an American entrepreneur, investment banker, civil servant and political advisor.
Major General Sir Stewart Graham Menzies, (30 January 1890 – 29 May 1968) was Chief of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from 1939 to 1952, during and after the Second World War.
Stiliyan Kovachev (Стилиян Ковачев) (born on 26 February 1860 in Yanbolu (Yambol), died on 11 July 1939 in Sofia) was a Bulgarian general.
"Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939.
Strike action, also called labor strike, labour strike, or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work.
Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy.
Suely Franco (born October 16, 1939 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, commonly known as Sheikh Sultan III (سلطان بن محمد القاسمي; born 6 July 1939), is the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Kataas-taasang Hukuman ng Pilipinas; colloquially referred to as Korte Suprema) is the highest court in the Philippines.
The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
Susan Flannery (born July 31, 1939) is an American actress and director known for her roles in the daytime dramas The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives.
Susannah Yolande Fletcher (9 January 1939 – 15 January 2011), known professionally as Susannah York, was an English film, stage, and television actress.
Susumu Tonegawa (利根川 進 Tonegawa Susumu, born September 5, 1939) is a Japanese scientist who was the sole recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987, for his discovery of the genetic mechanism that produces antibody diversity.
Suzy Covey (Shaw) was a comics scholar.
Swami Abhedananda (2 October 1866 – 8 September 1939), born Kaliprasad Chandra was a direct disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
Syed Shahid Hakim is an Indian former Olympic football and FIFA official.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.
Thomas James "T.
was a Japanese politician and five-time member of the House of Representatives of Japan.
Tadeusz Kutrzeba (15 April 1885 – 8 January 1947) was a general of the army during the Second Polish Republic.
Tallinn (or,; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Estonia.
(born July 12, 1939 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese actress.
Taomati Iuta (2 May 1939 on Beru Island, Parliament of Kiribati – 5 June 2016) was an I-Kiribati politician.
Theodore J. "Ted" Kooser (born 25 April 1939) is an American poet.
Tefik Selim Mborja (1888-1954) was an Albanian politician and lawyer.
Terence Hill (born Mario Girotti; 29 March 1939) is an Italian actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Teresa Mañé Miravet (November 29, 1865 in Cubelles, Catalonia, Spain - February 5, 1939 in Perpignan) was a teacher, editor and writer under the pseudonym Soledad Gustavo.
17 days after the German invasion of Poland in 1939, which marked the beginning of World War II, the Soviet Union invaded the eastern regions of the Second Polish Republic, which Poland re-established during the Polish–Soviet War and referred to as the "Kresy", and annexed territories totaling with a population of 13,299,000 inhabitants including Lithuanians,Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Poles, Jews, Czechs and others.
Terry Kiser (born August 1, 1939) is an American actor.
Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.
Thalmus Rasulala (born Jack Crowder; November 15, 1939October 9, 1991) was an American actor with a long career in theater, television, and movies.
The Bear That Couldn't Sleep is a 1939 animated short film, directed by Rudolf Ising for MGM as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Barney Bear series.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums.
The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World War II in 1945.
The Science of Nature, formerly Naturwissenschaften, is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media covering all aspects of the natural sciences relating to questions of biological significance.
The Shadows (originally known as The Drifters) were an English instrumental rock group, and were Cliff Richard's backing band from 1958 to 1968, having also collaborated again on numerous reunion tours.
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan.
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900.
Thea Stabell (born 4 July 1939), née Dorothea Jessie Pierstorff, is a Norwegian actress.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
Thomas Francis McGuane III (born December 11, 1939) is an American writer.
The three-point hitch (British English: three-point linkage) is a widely used type of hitch for attaching ploughs and other implements to an agricultural or industrial tractor.
Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.
The was an international incident created by a blockade by the Imperial Japanese Army's Japanese Northern China Area Army of the British settlements in the north China treaty port of Tientsin (modern day Tianjin) in June 1939.
The Tillamook Burn was a series of forest fires in the Northern Oregon Coast Range of Oregon in the United States that destroyed a total area of of old growth timber in what is now known as the Tillamook State Forest.
A timeless Test is a match of Test cricket played under no limitation of time, which means the match is played until one side wins or the match is tied, with theoretically no possibility of a draw.
Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American-born Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and author.
Tirana (—; Tiranë; Tirona) is the capital and most populous city of Albania.
Thomas James Ladnier (May 28, 1900 – June 4, 1939) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Thomas James "Tommy" Tune (born February 28, 1939) is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer.
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Anthony John "Tony" Green (born 29 January 1939) is an English sports commentator and television presenter.
Anthony Peter Hatch (born 30 June 1939), credited as pen name Tony Hatch, Fred Nightingale and Mark Anthony, is an English composer for musical theatre and television.
Patriarch Torkom Koushagian (in Armenian Թորգոմ Գուշակեան) (27 December 1874 – 10 February 1939) was Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem serving Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem from 1931 to 1939.
A modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it.
Torture (from the Latin tortus, "twisted") is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.
was a Japanese freestyle swimmer.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Tzvetan Todorov (Цветан Тодоров; March 1, 1939 – February 7, 2017) was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, structuralist literary critic, sociologist and essayist and geologist.
Ulla Strömstedt (27 November 1939 – 13 June 1986) was a Swedish-born actress who appeared in several films and television shows.
The United Australia Party (UAP) was an Australian political party that was founded in 1931 and dissolved in 1945.
The United Australia Party held a leadership election on 18 April 1939, following the death in office of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons on 7 April.
The United States Customs Service was an agency of the U.S. federal government that collected import tariffs and performed other selected border security duties.
The United States Grazing Service was a part of the United States Department of the Interior that managed grazing lands and carried out the Taylor Grazing Act, which leased public land for grazing.
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress—commonly referred to as the United States Poet Laureate—serves as the official poet of the United States.
The Public Health Service Act of 1944 structured the United States Public Health Service (PHS), founded in 1798, as the primary division of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW; which was established in 1953), which later became the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1979–1980 (when the Education agencies were separated into their own U.S. Department of Education).
The University of Oregon (also referred to as UO, U of O or Oregon) is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon.
Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.
Saint Julia Ledóchowska (17 April 1865 – 29 May 1939) - in religious Maria Ursula of Jesus - was a Polish Roman Catholic professed religious and the foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus.
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America.
Valerie Kathryn Harper (born August 22, 1939)Harper in is an American actress.
Valeriy Vasylyovych Lobanovskyi (Вале́рій Васи́льович Лобано́вський, Valerij Vasyl’ovyč Lobanovs’kyj; Вале́рий Васи́льевич Лобано́вский, Valeriy Vasilyevich Lobanovskiy; 6 January 1939 – 13 May 2002) was a Soviet-Ukrainian football manager.
The Venlo Incident was a covert German Sicherheitsdienst (SD-Security Service) operation, in the course of which two British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) agents were abducted on the outskirts of the town of Venlo, the Netherlands, on 9 November 1939.
Countess Vera von Lehndorff-Steinort (German: Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort; born 14 May 1939), also known as Veruschka von Lehndorff, is a German model, actress, and artist who was popular during the 1960s.
Jose Maria Marfori Asuncion (March 28, 1939 – July 19, 2003) better known for his stage-name Vic Vargas was a Filipino film actor and judoka.
The Vice-President of Kiribati (Kauoman-ni-Beretitenti in I-Kiribati) is the vice head of State of the Republic of Kiribati.
Victor Bernau (14 January 1890 – 13 May 1939) was a Norwegian singer, actor and theatre director.
Victor Kelleher (born 1939) is an Australian author.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
A victory parade is a parade held to celebrate a victory.
Vivien Leigh (born Vivian Mary Hartley, and also known as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November 19138 July 1967) was an English stage and film actress.
Vladimir "Senjko" Ćopić (8 March 1891 – 19 April 1939) was a Croatian communist, one of the leaders of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870According to the new style calendar (modern Gregorian), Lenin was born on 22 April 1870. According to the old style (Old Julian) calendar used in the Russian Empire at the time, it was 10 April 1870. Russia converted from the old to the new style calendar in 1918, under Lenin's administration. – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist.
Volker Kempe (born 1 July 1939) is a German Scientist, Manager and Entrepreneur.
Volker Schlöndorff (born 31 March 1939) is a German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (né Skryabin; 9 March 1890 – 8 November 1986) was a Soviet politician and diplomat, an Old Bolshevik, and a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protégé of Joseph Stalin.
William Butler Yeats (13 June 186528 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.
Wallace C. English (born June 28, 1939) is a former American football coach.
Walter Gordon (13 August 1893 – 24 December 1939) was a German theoretical physicist.
Warsaw (Warszawa; see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.
Władysław Eugeniusz Sikorski (20 May 1881 – 4 July 1943) was a Polish military and political leader.
WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, licensed to New York City.
The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force")From wehren, "to defend" and Macht., "power, force".
Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) is an American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores.
Werner, Freiherr von Fritsch (4 August 1880 – 22 September 1939) was a member of the German High Command.
Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor.
The Western Approaches is an approximately rectangular area of the Atlantic ocean lying immediately to the west of Ireland and parts of Great Britain.
Westerplatte is a peninsula in Gdańsk, Poland, located on the Baltic Sea coast mouth of the Dead Vistula (one of the Vistula delta estuaries), in the Gdańsk harbour channel.
The White Paper of 1939Occasionally also known as the MacDonald White Paper (e.g. Caplan, 2015, p.117) after Malcolm MacDonald, the British Colonial Secretary who presided over its creation.
A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or rural area.
Wilhelm Bölsche (2 January 1861, Cologne, Rhenish Prussia – 31 August 1939, Schreiberhau, Riesengebirge) was a German author, editor and publicist.
Wilhelm Franz Canaris (1 January 1887 – 9 April 1945) was a German admiral and chief of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944.
Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig (25 July 1888 – 10 September 1939) was a general in the Waffen-SS who participated in the invasion of Poland.
Karl Eduard Wilhelm Groener (22 November 1867 – 3 May 1939) was a German soldier and politician.
Wilhelmshaven (meaning William's Harbour) is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
William Frank Ryan (born November 13, 1939) is an American voice actor, singer and musician.
William Bell (born William Yarbrough; July 16, 1939) is an American soul singer and songwriter.
William Eggleston (born July 27, 1939) is an American photographer.
William Lawrence Shirer (February 23, 1904 – December 28, 1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent.
William Lee Golden (born January 12, 1939), a native of Brewton, Alabama, is an American country music singer.
William Lyon Mackenzie King (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s.
William Andrew Mackay (1876 - July 26, 1939) was an American artist who created a series of murals about the achievements of Theodore Roosevelt.
William D. "Bill" Magee (born June 21, 1939) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 121st Assembly District.
William Morris (born June 27, 1939) is an American sports shooter and was an officer in the United States Army when he won the bronze medal in the 1964 Summer Olympics.
William Saroyan (August 31, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
Williamsport, officially The City of Williamsport, is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States.
William Salmond Thomson Penman (7 August 1939 – December 2017) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Rangers, Newcastle United, Swindon Town, Walsall, Dundalk and Seattle Sounders.
Willy Vanden Berghen (born 3 July 1939) is a retired Belgian professional road bicycle racer.
Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware.
The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union (USSR) and Finland.
Witmer Stone (September 22, 1866 – May 24, 1939) was an American ornithologist, botanist, and mammalogist, and was considered one of the last of the “great naturalists.” Stone is remembered principally as an ornithologist.
WJSV is a student-run radio station in Morristown, New Jersey.
On September 21, 1939 radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. made an audio recording of its entire 19-hour broadcast day.
WNBC, virtual channel 4 (digital channel 36 (sharing with WNJU)), is the flagship station of the NBC television network, licensed to New York City and serving the New York City metropolitan area. It is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal and operates as part of a television duopoly with WNJU (channel 47). WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC's corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan and its transmitter is located at One World Trade Center. WNBC holds the distinction as the oldest continuously operating commercial television station in the United States. In the few areas of the eastern United States where an NBC station is not receivable over-the-air, WNBC is available on satellite via DirecTV. It is also carried on certain cable providers in markets where an NBC affiliate is unavailable and Dish Network. DirecTV also allows subscribers in Greater Los Angeles to receive WNBC for an additional monthly fee.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Major General Y. Balaretnarajah, VSV, USP, ndc is a retired senior Sri Lanka Army officer and former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.
Yad Vashem (יָד וַשֵׁם; literally, "a monument and a name") is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Yaël Dayan (יעל דיין, born 12 February 1939) is an Israeli politician and author.
Yusuf Sa'id Abu Durra (1900 – 30 September 1939) (nom de guerre: Abu Abed) was one of the chief Palestinian Arab rebel commanders during the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine.
Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin (born 26 June 1939) is a Malaysian politician and the former Information Minister in the Malaysian cabinet representing United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition government.
Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier.
Zog I, King of the Albanians (Nalt Madhnija e Tij Zogu I, Mbreti i Shqiptareve,; 8 October 18959 April 1961), born Ahmet Muhtar Zogolli, taking the surname Zogu in 1922, was the leader of Albania from 1922 to 1939.
Zviad Gamsakhurdia (ზვიად გამსახურდია, tr. Zviad K'onst'ant'ines dze Gamsakhurdia; Звиа́д Константи́нович Гамсаху́рдия, tr. Zviad Konstantinovich Gamsakhurdiya; March 31, 1939 – December 31, 1993) was a Georgian politician, dissident, scholar, and writer who became the first democratically elected President of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
It is historically famous for the wave of revolutions, a series of widespread struggles for more liberal governments, which broke out from Brazil to Hungary; although most failed in their immediate aims, they significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century.
This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.
In Germany, 1888 is known as the Year of the Three Emperors.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.
As the second year of the massive Russo-Japanese War began, more than 100,000 died in the largest world battles of that era, and the war chaos lead to a revolution against the Tsar (Shostakovich's 11th Symphony is subtitled The Year 1905 to commemorate this).
According to NASA reports, 1908 was the coldest recorded year since 1880.
The 1924 Summer Olympics (Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1924), officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France.
The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine, later came to be known as "The Great Revolt", was a nationalist uprising by Palestinian Arabs in Mandatory Palestine against the British administration of the Palestine Mandate, demanding Arab independence and the end of the policy of open-ended Jewish immigration and land purchases with the stated goal of establishing a "Jewish National Home". The dissent was directly influenced by the Qassamite rebellion, following the killing of Sheikh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam in 1935, as well as the declaration by Hajj Amin al-Husseini of 16 May 1936 as 'Palestine Day' and calling for a General Strike. The revolt was branded by many in the Jewish Yishuv as "immoral and terroristic", often comparing it to fascism and nazism. Ben Gurion however described Arab causes as fear of growing Jewish economic power, opposition to mass Jewish immigration and fear of the English identification with Zionism.Morris, 1999, p. 136. The general strike lasted from April to October 1936, initiating the violent revolt. The revolt consisted of two distinct phases.Norris, 2008, pp. 25, 45. The first phase was directed primarily by the urban and elitist Higher Arab Committee (HAC) and was focused mainly on strikes and other forms of political protest. By October 1936, this phase had been defeated by the British civil administration using a combination of political concessions, international diplomacy (involving the rulers of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan and Yemen) and the threat of martial law. The second phase, which began late in 1937, was a violent and peasant-led resistance movement provoked by British repression in 1936 that increasingly targeted British forces. During this phase, the rebellion was brutally suppressed by the British Army and the Palestine Police Force using repressive measures that were intended to intimidate the Arab population and undermine popular support for the revolt. During this phase, a more dominant role on the Arab side was taken by the Nashashibi clan, whose NDP party quickly withdrew from the rebel Arab Higher Committee, led by the radical faction of Amin al-Husseini, and instead sided with the British – dispatching "Fasail al-Salam" (the "Peace Bands") in coordination with the British Army against nationalist and Jihadist Arab "Fasail" units (literally "bands"). According to official British figures covering the whole revolt, the army and police killed more than 2,000 Arabs in combat, 108 were hanged, and 961 died because of what they described as "gang and terrorist activities". In an analysis of the British statistics, Walid Khalidi estimates 19,792 casualties for the Arabs, with 5,032 dead: 3,832 killed by the British and 1,200 dead because of "terrorism", and 14,760 wounded. Over ten percent of the adult male Palestinian Arab population between 20 and 60 was killed, wounded, imprisoned or exiled. Estimates of the number of Palestinian Jews killed range from 91 to several hundred.Morris, 1999, p. 160. The Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine was unsuccessful, and its consequences affected the outcome of the 1948 Palestine war.Morris, 1999, p. 159. It caused the British Mandate to give crucial support to pre-state Zionist militias like the Haganah, whereas on the Palestinian Arab side, the revolt forced the flight into exile of the main Palestinian Arab leader of the period, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – Haj Amin al-Husseini.
The 1939 Chillán earthquake occurred in south-central Chile on 24 January and had a surface wave magnitude of 8.3.
The 1939 Erzincan earthquake struck eastern Turkey at with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XII (Extreme).
1939 German ultimatum to Lithuania was an oral ultimatum presented to Juozas Urbšys, Foreign Minister of Lithuania, by Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany, on 20 March 1939.
Below is a list of the 6 teams selected for the tournament.
The 1939–40 New York World's Fair, which covered the of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair), was the second most expensive American world's fair of all time, exceeded only by St.
Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the Eastern Bloc in Europe, starting in Poland and Hungary, with experiments in power sharing, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania in December, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
It was the year that is usually considered the final year of the Cold War that had begun in the late 1940s.
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The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year of the Family" and the "International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal" by the United Nations.
This was the first year that the Internet was entirely privatized, with the United States government no longer providing public funding.
1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.
The First World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was held in the Caravan Hall in New York from July 2 to July 4, 1939, in conjunction with the New York World's Fair, which was themed as "The World of Tomorrow".
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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.