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Jump on our Virtual Newsstand as we journey back to 1939. See and read the comic books on sale month by month, and find out the major news of the day.

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January

Photograph of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her disappearance whilst flying over the Pacific Ocean the previous July more ...

February

Stagecoach Film Poster
Stagecoach, directed by John Ford premieres. The film will make John Wayne an American icon and a global superstar more ...

March

Portrait of Pope Pius XII
Cardinal Pacelli succeeds Pope Pius XI as the 260th pope. Serving as Pope Pius XII, he is the last pope to take the name Pius more ...

April

Photograph of Marian Anderson
African-American singer Marian Anderson performs before 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington more ...

May

Photogragh of Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig ("The Iron Horse") ends a 2,130 consecutive games played streak after contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis more ...

June

Passengers On The St Louis
St. Louis carrying 907 Jewish refugees denied permission to land in Florida. Many of its passengers will die in Nazi death camps more ...

July

Image of Roosevelt At Mount Rushmore
Theodore Roosevelt is the last of the four Presidents to have his head dedicated at Mount Rushmore National Memorial more ...

August

The Wizard Of Oz Film Poster
MGM's classic musical The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood more ...

September

Zniszczenia After Being Attacked
World War II begins after Nazi Germany invades Poland. United Kingdom, France, New Zealand & Australia declare war more ...

October

HMS Royal Oak
The ageing HMS Royal Oak is torpedoed & sunk by a German submarine. The crew death toll will eventually reach 833 more ...

November

Photograph of Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood debuts on radio, making the gossip columnist a powerful Hollywood figure. It runs until 1951 more ...

December

Gone With The Wind Film Poster
The lengthy film Gone with the Wind, starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland & Leslie Howard, premieres more ...

Unknown Month In 1939

1939
World War II begins - Wizard of Oz released - HMS Royal Oak sunk - St. Louis returns to Europe - Lou Gehrig plays final game more ...
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