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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1939.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1939: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1939?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1939 US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war.
  • 02 Apr 1939 6th Golf Masters Championship: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279.
  • 03 Apr 1939 Adolf Hitler orders the German military to start planning for Fall Weiss, the codename for the invasion of Poland.
  • 05 Apr 1939 Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory in Germany.
  • 06 Apr 1939 Great Britain and Poland sign military pact.
  • 07 Apr 1939 World War II: Italy invades Albania.
  • 08 Apr 1939 King Zog I of Albania, flees
  • 09 Apr 1939 Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after having been refused the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution's Constitution Hall.
  • 10 Apr 1939 Grens mobilization due to Italian invasion in Albania
  • 11 Apr 1939 Hungary leaves League of Nations.
  • 13 Apr 1939 Britain offers a quotguaranteequot to Romania and Greece.
  • 14 Apr 1939 John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath published
  • 15 Apr 1939 Albert Lebrun elected President of France.
  • 16 Apr 1939 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1.
  • 17 Apr 1939 Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper in one for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 18 Apr 1939 Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey.
  • 19 Apr 1939 Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late).
  • 20 Apr 1939 New York World's Fair opens.
  • 23 Apr 1939 Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
  • 25 Apr 1939 The Federal Security Agency (FSA) is founded in the USA, along with the Civilian Conservation Corps and Public Health Service.
  • 27 Apr 1939 Ely Racecourse in Cardiff closes.
  • 28 Apr 1939 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect
  • 29 Apr 1939 Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx and Queens opens (New York).
  • 30 Apr 1939 Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba forms.

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Sherlock Jr.

Sherlock Jr.

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The World of Apu

The World of Apu

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Country: United States of America

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Country: United States of America

Manhattan

Manhattan

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Country: United States of America

Star Trek

Star Trek

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States of America