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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1939?


Events

  • 01 May 1939 Batman comics hit street
  • 02 May 1939 Vyacheslav Molotov succeeds Maxim Litvinov as Soviet Foreign Commissar.
  • 03 May 1939 The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 05 May 1939 Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky, USA.
  • 06 May 1939 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4.
  • 07 May 1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
  • 09 May 1939 Catholic church beatifies the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha.
  • 13 May 1939 SS St. Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives
  • 14 May 1939 Lina Medina, a 5-year old Peruvian girl, gives birth to a baby boy, becoming the youngest confirmed mother in medical history.
  • 16 May 1939 1st AL night game, Philadelphia Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10)
  • 17 May 1939 The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
  • 20 May 1939 3 Little Fishies, by Kay Kyser hits #1
  • 21 May 1939 The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
  • 22 May 1939 Hitler and Mussolini sign Pact of Steel
  • 23 May 1939 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed Professor at Conservatory of Leningrad
  • 25 May 1939 Carl Storck becomes the second NFL president.
  • 29 May 1939 Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

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Movies

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin

Starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Country: United States of America

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful World

It's a Wonderful World

Release year: 1939

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States of America

Wolf Call

Wolf Call

Release year: 1939

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

Country: United States of America