LOOK 1939

Historical Highlights of 1939 …

  • Regular television broadcasts began in the United States.
  • Judy Garland sings Over The Rainbow from the film “Wizard Of Oz”.
  • “Gone With The Wind” starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • Famous Births … Hunter S. Thompson, John Cleese, Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Deaths … William Butler Yeats, Sigmund Freud, Pope Pius X.
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
  • Federal spending was $9.14 billion.
  • Earthquake in Chile kills 30,000. Continuing drought conditions in the North Eastern US cause mass crop failure and hardship
  • World War II begins.
  • Hewlett Packard is formed.

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