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* [[Antioch Missionary Baptist Church]] was founded.
* [[Antioch Missionary Baptist Church]] was founded.
* The [[Southern Negro Youth Congress]] relocated its headquarters from Richmond, Virginia to Birmingham.
* The [[Southern Negro Youth Congress]] relocated its headquarters from Richmond, Virginia to Birmingham.
* [[Cullman Regional Medical Center]] was founded.

Latest revision as of 07:07, 3 August 2022

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











  • Works Progress Administration, Guide to Alabama




See also


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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