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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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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America