|World Series Champions:
||New York Yankees
||Green Bay Packers
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf
|U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies)
||Robert Riggs/Alice Marble
||Bobby Riggs/Alice Marble
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
||Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner,
Greta Garbo, Betty Grable, Joan Blondell
|"The 1939 Quotes"
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on
the face of the earth."
- Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939, to the 62,000 who attended
Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day, at Yankee Stadium.
"There's no place like home"
"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
- Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz'
"Better living through chemistry"
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
- Clark Gable in 'Gone With The Wind'
"After all, tomorrow is another day!"
"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."
- Vivien Leigh, in 'Gone with the Wind'
"Elementary, my dear Watson*"
- Basil Rathbone, in 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'
* never actually said in the original Arthur Conan Doyle
stories about Mr. Holmes!
"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog
- Margaret Hamilton, as the Wicked Witch of the West,
in 'The Wizard of Oz'
"Either I'm dead right, or I'm crazy! "
-James Stewart, as Jefferson Smith in 'Mr. Smith Goes
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year
||Patricia Donnelly (Detroit Michigan)
||The Los Angeles Times got the Oscar winner's
names before the official presentations. THAT's why Price
Waterhouse gained control of holding the winner's names,
although they had been tabulating the votes since 1935.
War of the Worlds Broadcast
The 1939/1940 New York World's Fair
opened - 'The World of Tomorrow'
Penicillin, discovered in 1925, was
tested on human beings, curing many diseases including
tuberculosis and gonorrhea. It was the first true
NBC broadcast its first black-and-white
television images. Only approximately 1,000 homes
had television sets in the New York area at this time.
On March 3, 1939, Harvard freshman Lothrop Withington,
Jr, became the first goldfish swallower, winning a $10.00
Other, less adventurous people, were reading John Steinbeck's
'Grapes of Wrath' or watching "Gone With The Wind'
in movie theaters.
|1st appearances & 1939's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
||Batman Comics, View-Master
|Best Film Oscar Winner:
||Gone With the Wind