June 1939 calendar

June 1939

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1939?


  • 01 Jun 1939 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
  • 03 Jun 1939 71st Belmont: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
  • 04 Jun 1939 The Holocaust: The MS , a ship carrying 963 German Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.
  • 06 Jun 1939 New York Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
  • 07 Jun 1939 Cleveland Indians set American League record of 16-inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to New York Yankees.
  • 08 Jun 1939 British King George VI visits US
  • 10 Jun 1939 Barney Bear, cartoon character, by MGM, debuts
  • 11 Jun 1939 King and Queen of England taste first "hot dogs" at US President Franklin Roosevelt's party.
  • 12 Jun 1939 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Country Club
  • 14 Jun 1939 Tientsin Incident: The Japanese blockade the British concession in Tianjin, China, beginning a crisis which almost causes an Anglo-Japanese war in the summer of 1939.
  • 17 Jun 1939 Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.
  • 20 Jun 1939 Test flight of first rocket plane using liquid propellants.
  • 21 Jun 1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • 22 Jun 1939 Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
  • 23 Jun 1939 Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • 24 Jun 1939 Siam is renamed to Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister.
  • 27 Jun 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
  • 28 Jun 1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 29 Jun 1939 4th Dutch government of Colijn falls
  • 01 Jun 1939 First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter aircraft.


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