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* [[January 27]]: [[Charles Whelan Jr]], physician
 
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* [[February 13]]: [[Frank Yoe]], attorney
 
* [[July 5]]: [[Pettersen Marzoni]], writer
 
* [[July 5]]: [[Pettersen Marzoni]], writer
 
* [[July 27]]: [[Charles A. Brown]], associate superintendent of [[Birmingham City Schools]]
 
* [[July 27]]: [[Charles A. Brown]], associate superintendent of [[Birmingham City Schools]]

Revision as of 08:01, 3 July 2021

1939 was the 68th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

Events

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Sports

Individuals

Births

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Marriages

Deaths

Works

Books

  • Works Progress Administration, Guide to Alabama

Buildings

Music

Gallery

See also

Context

1939 saw the founding of the Hewlett-Packard company. A massive earthquake killed 30,000 in Chile. New York City hosted the 1939 World's Fair. Pope Pius XII took office. Francisco Franco took control of Spain, ending the Spanish Civil War. Lou Gehrig ended his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. Siam became Thailand. Nazi Germany invaded Poland, spurring World War II. Al Capone was released from Alcatraz. Bob Kane created Batman.

Notable films of 1939 included Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.. Books of 1939 included John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro, James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Richard Llewellyn's How Green Was My Valley, and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Notable births of 1939 included talk show host Maury Povitch, disc jockey Wolfman Jack, Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, singer Marvin Gaye, film director Francis Ford Coppola, basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale, baseball player Carl Yastrzemski, presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, comedian John Cleese, singer Grace Slick, and singer Tina Turner. Deaths in 1939 included those of poet William Butler Yeats, Pope Pius XI, writer and critic Ford Madox Ford, painter Alfons Mucha, founding father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, basketball inventor James Naismith, and Princess Louise of the United Kingdom.

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