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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1939?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1939 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
  • 04 Nov 1939 US allows cash & carry arms sales during WWII
  • 06 Nov 1939 WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, New York (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 08 Nov 1939 In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 09 Nov 1939 Ninotchka, with Greta Garbo premieres
  • 11 Nov 1939 Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".
  • 14 Nov 1939 Oil refinery fire kills 500 and destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela.
  • 15 Nov 1939 Anti-German demonstrations in Czechoslovakia
  • 16 Nov 1939 Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail
  • 17 Nov 1939 German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship
  • 18 Nov 1939 Netherlands KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
  • 19 Nov 1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight Amateur Athletic Union cross-country 10km championship.
  • 23 Nov 1939 Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
  • 26 Nov 1939 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
  • 28 Nov 1939 Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
  • 29 Nov 1939 Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)
  • 30 Nov 1939 21 U-boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1939?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - Yodelin' Jive
  2. - South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Ninotchka

Ninotchka

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States of America

Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

Release year: 1939

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Country: United States of America

Another Thin Man

Another Thin Man

Release year: 1939

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Country: United States of America

First Love

First Love

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette, Helen Parrish

Saga of Death Valley

Saga of Death Valley

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day

Saga of Death Valley memorabilia