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1939

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1900s  1910s  1920s  – 1930s –  1940s  1950s  1960s
Years: 1936 1937 193819391940 1941 1942
1939 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1939
MCMXXXIX
Ab urbe condita 2692
Armenian calendar 1388
ԹՎ ՌՅՁԸ
Assyrian calendar 6689
Bahá'í calendar 95–96
Bengali calendar 1346
Berber calendar 2889
British Regnal year 3 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2483
Burmese calendar 1301
Byzantine calendar 7447–7448
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
4635 or 4575
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4636 or 4576
Coptic calendar 1655–1656
Discordian calendar 3105
Ethiopian calendar 1931–1932
Hebrew calendar 5699–5700
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1995–1996
 - Shaka Samvat 1861–1862
 - Kali Yuga 5040–5041
Holocene calendar 11939
Igbo calendar 939–940
Iranian calendar 1317–1318
Islamic calendar 1357–1358
Japanese calendar Shōwa 14
(昭和14年)
Juche calendar 28
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4272
Minguo calendar ROC 28
民國28年
Thai solar calendar 2482
The year 1939

1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter A), the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the deadliest human conflict in history.

Events

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

January

February

March

April

May

June

June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

July

August

September

September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.
Common parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest at the end of the Invasion of Poland. At the center Major General Heinz Guderian and Brigadier Semyon Krivoshein.

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

George Lazenby

October

November

December

Deaths

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

References

  1. ^ See WorldHeritage article: Lou Gehrig
  2. ^ "Thailand ( Siam ) History" (overview), CS Mngt, 2005, CSMngt.com webpage: CSMngt-Thai.
  3. ^ Leffingwell, Randy (1996). Classic Farm Tractors: History of the Farm Tractor. Osceola, WI, USA: Motorbooks International. p. 99.  
  4. ^ "On This Day - September 10, 1939".  
  5. ^ "War!". junobeach.org. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  6. ^ "The Conquest of Poland and the Beginnings of Jewish Persecution". The Holocaust.  
  7. ^ "Early Television Stations - W2XAB/W2XAX/WCBW - CBS, New York". Early Television Museum. Hilliard, OH. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  • 1939 WWII Timeline
  • The 1930s Timeline: 1939 – from American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia
  • 1939 Coin Pictures
  • Paula Phelan, 1939 Into The Dark, 2009, ZAPmedia.
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