Historical Events in July 1939

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Jul 3 Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800 kph (500 mph) rocket plane to Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Jul 3 Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 4 Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
  • Jul 4 Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
  • Jul 6 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 52nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Jul 7 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews
  • Jul 8 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 9 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
  • Jul 11 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees

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Jul 13 Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Jul 15 Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight
  • Jul 17 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
  • Jul 19 Dr Roy P Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures
  • Jul 22 Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge (NY)
  • Jul 25 5th & last Dutch government of Colijn, forms
  • Jul 25 NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
  • Jul 26 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • Jul 28 5th Dutch government of Colijn falls
  • Jul 30 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium