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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1939: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1939?


Events

  • 02 Aug 1939 Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers.
  • 03 Aug 1939 Jean Genets Ondine, premieres in Paris
  • 04 Aug 1939 Neville Chamberlain dismisses Parliament until October 3.
  • 06 Aug 1939 1st broadcast of Dinah Shore Show on NBC-radio
  • 10 Aug 1939 2nd Dutch De Geer government forms (1st with Social Democrats)
  • 11 Aug 1939 Sergei Rachmaninovs last appearance in Europe
  • 13 Aug 1939 Sabotage suspected in crash of the City of San Francisco which fell into the Humboldt River killing 24. (Elko, Nevada).
  • 15 Aug 1939 In 1st night game at Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • 17 Aug 1939 The Wizard of Oz movie opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in New York.
  • 19 Aug 1939 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, New Jersey (state record)
  • 20 Aug 1939 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Association)
  • 22 Aug 1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • 23 Aug 1939 John Cobb (Britain) drives 365.85 mph (593.48 km/h) at Bonneville Flats
  • 24 Aug 1939 Germany and the USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • 25 Aug 1939 The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • 26 Aug 1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
  • 27 Aug 1939 Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
  • 28 Aug 1939 Monty becomes Commandant of 3rd Iron Infantry division
  • 29 Aug 1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in war.
  • 30 Aug 1939 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • 31 Aug 1939 Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America