July 1939 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Jul 6 German Nazis close last Jewish enterprises
  • Jul 15 Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight
  • 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 28 5th Dutch government of Colijn falls

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
  • Jul 2 John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
  • Jul 2 M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, American sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
  • Jul 2 Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
  • Jul 2 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • Jul 3 Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)
  • Jul 10 Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish politician, journalist, and educator (d. 1999)
  • Jul 11 Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
  • Jul 14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • Jul 14 Ljubisa Beara, Bosnian general convicted of overseeing Srebrenica Massacre, born in Sarajevo (d. 2017)
  • Jul 15 Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
  • Jul 16 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
  • Jul 16 Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)
  • Jul 17 Warwick Hutton, artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran (1989- ) and Muslim cleric, born in Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran

Leader of Iran Ali Hosseini Khamenei
Leader of Iran
Ali Hosseini Khamenei
  • Jul 18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 20 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), born in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Jul 21 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • Jul 24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • Jul 26 John W. Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Earlwood, Australia
  • Jul 26 Wopko Jensma, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa
  • Jul 27 James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)
  • Jul 30 Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 2 Syndicated columnist Ann Landers (21) weds business executive Julius Lederer

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret performer/chorus performer, dies
  • Jul 2 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam (1906-22), dies
  • Jul 8 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • Jul 14 Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter, decorative artist (b. 1860)
  • Jul 15 Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
  • Jul 15 Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies
  • Jul 16 Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
  • Jul 19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)
  • Jul 20 Joseph Mendes da Costa, sculptor, dies
  • Jul 28 William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78