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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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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Country: United States of America

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Country: United States of America

Ballad of a Soldier

Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Country: United States of America