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ⓘ 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 939th year of the 2nd m ..




1939
                                     

ⓘ 1939

1939 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. World War II started in this year.

                                     

1. Events

  • September 17 – The Soviet Union invades Poland
  • May 15 – Nazi Germany opens Ravensbruuck concentration camp, the largest Nazi concentration camp for women
  • November 30 – The Winter War begins
  • September 1 – The Second World War begins when Nazi Germany invades Poland
  • October 6 – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union divide and take over Poland
                                     

2. Births

  • February 6 – Mike Farrell
  • February 14 – John Conn Scottish-Australian writer
  • July 1 - Karen Black d. 2013
  • November 13 – Will Ryan American actor
  • March 13 - Neil Sedaka, American singer-songwriter and musician The Tokens
  • September 18 – Frankie Avalon
  • April 2 – Marvin Gaye
  • August 3 – Wes Craven
  • October 27 – John Cleese
  • August 19 - Ginger Baker, English drummer Cream d. 2019
  • September 5 – George Lazenby