March 1939 in history

March 1939 events chronologically

Mar 1 A Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94
Mar 2 Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII
Mar 3 In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest at the autocratic rule in India
Mar 14 Slovakia declares independence under German pressure
Mar 15 World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist
Mar 15 Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day
Mar 16 From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1939

Mar 13 Neil Sedaka an American pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer. His career has spanned 57 years, during which time he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and other artists, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody
Mar 17 Giovanni Trapattoni an Italian football manager and former footballer, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie As a player he spent almost his entire career with A.C. Milan, where he won two Serie A titles and the European Cup in 1963 and 1969. He was also a member of Italy's squad at the 1962 FIFA World Cup
Mar 18 Ron Atkinson an English former football player and manager. During the 1990s and early 2000s he was one of Britain's best-known football pundits. His idiosyncratic turn of phrase has led to his utterances becoming known as "Big-Ronisms" or "Ronglish"
Mar 20 Brian Mulroney the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984 to June 25, 1993, and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal
Mar 29 Terence Hill an Italian actor. He is best known for starring in multiple action and western films and other hit films together with his longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer
Mar 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia a dissident, scientist and writer, who became the first democratically elected President of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. Gamsakhurdia is the only Georgian President to have died whilst formally in office
Mar 31 Volker Schlöndorff a Berlin-based German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which also included Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1939

Mar 2 Howard Carter an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in November 1922.
Mar 2 Oscar Milosz a French-Lithuanian poet and representative of Lithuania at the League of Nations. His literary career — as manifested through his many poems, two novels and three plays — passed from its beginnings in the late symbolist movement of la Belle Époque towards a highly personal and dense Christian cosmology comparable to that of Dante and Milton. A recluse and metaphysician, his poems were visionary and tormented, concerned with love and loneliness and full of alchemical imagery. Milosz also wrote essays. He was a distant cousin of Polish writer Czesław Miłosz, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980
Mar 6 Ferdinand von Lindemann a transcendental number, meaning it is not a root of any polynomial with rational coefficients.
Mar 13 Lucien Lévy-Bruhl a French scholar trained in philosophy, who made contributions to the budding fields of sociology and ethnology. His primary field of study involved primitive mentality
Mar 13 Otto Rahn a German writer, medievalist, Ariosophist and an Obersturmführer of the Schutzstaffel, who researched grail mythos. He was born in Michelstadt, Germany, died in Söll in Austria
Mar 24 Richard Halliburton an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its history—36 cents—Halliburton was headline news for most of his brief career. His final and fatal adventure, an attempt to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, made him legendary
Mar 29 Gerardo Machado President of Cuba and a general of the Cuban War of Independence. He was born in the central Province of Las Villas and was from a poor background