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

But much more happened on February 1939: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1939?


Events

  • 02 Feb 1939 Hungary joins the Anti-Comintern Pact.
  • 04 Feb 1939 Glenn Cunningham (top miler) says 4-minute mile beyond human effort.
  • 05 Feb 1939 Generalisimo Francisco Franco becomes the 68th ''Caudillo de Espana'', or Leader of Spain.
  • 06 Feb 1939 Spanish government flees to France.
  • 09 Feb 1939 Belgian Spaak government falls.
  • 10 Feb 1939 Spanish Nationalists complete their offensive in Catalonia.
  • 11 Feb 1939 A Lockheed XP-38 flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
  • 14 Feb 1939 Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as Director of Gone With the Wind
  • 15 Feb 1939 German battleship Bismarck was launched
  • 17 Feb 1939 Katwijk soccer team forms.
  • 18 Feb 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island, San Francisco, California.
  • 21 Feb 1939 Belgian government of Pierlot forms.
  • 22 Feb 1939 Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.
  • 23 Feb 1939 Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA to become wrestling champion.
  • 27 Feb 1939 US Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
  • 28 Feb 1939 The erroneous word ''dord'' is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

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Movies

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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America