1939 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What company is founded as an electronics company in Palo
Amelia Earhart is officially declared what?
A: Dead after her disappearance.
Who forms the new government of Turkey?
A: Refik Saydam. (11th government)
Adolf Hit*ler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion
program intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of what?
A: Crushing the Royal Navy by 1944.
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain states what in
the House of Commons?
A: That any German attack on France will be automatically considered an attack on Britain.
The Golden Gate International Exposition opens where?
A: In San Francisco.
Sit-down strikes are outlawed by what?
A: The Supreme Court of the United States.
Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Pacelli) succeeds whom as the 260th
A: Pope Pius XI.
In Bombay, begins a fast protesting against British rule in
A: Mohandas Gandhi.
Students at Harvard University demonstrate the new
tradition of what to reporters?
A: Swallowing goldfish.
The Slovak provincial assembly proclaims independence, and
who becomes the president of the independent Slovak government?
A: Priest Jozef Tiso.
Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt marries whom?
A: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
After an ultimatum of March 20, Germany takes what
What war begins?
A: The Slovak–Hungarian War.
The University of Oregon defeats what school 46–33 in
Evanston, Illinois, to win the championship of the first NCAA men's basketball
A: Ohio State University.
What dictator assumes power in Madrid?
A: Francisco Franco, and remains in power until 1975.
American adventurer Richard Halliburton delivers a last
message from a Chinese junk, before he what?
A: Disappears on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
Faisal II becomes King of what country?
The Slovak–Hungarian War ends with Slovakia doing what?
A: Ceding eastern territories to Hungary.
Hungary leaves what?
A: The League of Nations.
What Steinbeck novel is first published?
A: The Grapes of Wrath.
Billie Holiday records "Strange Fruit", the first what?
A: Anti-lynching song.
The Federal Security Agency (FSA) is founded in the USA,
along with what?
A: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Public Health Service.
The 1939 New York World's what opens.
Major League Baseball's
Lou Gehrig, the legendary Yankee
first baseman known as "The Iron Horse", ends his 2,130 consecutive games played
streak after contracting what?
A: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Spain leaves what?
A: The League of Nations.
Lina Medina, a 5-year-old Peruvian girl, gives birth to a
baby boy, becoming what?
A: The youngest confirmed mother in medical history.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Quebec City to
A: The first-ever tour of Canada by Canada's monarch.
Sweden, Norway, and Finland refuse what?
A: Germany's offer of non-aggression pacts.
Pan-American Airways begins trans-Atlantic what?
A: Mail service with the inaugural flight of its Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, New York.
Siam is renamed what?
The St. Louis, a ship carrying a cargo of 907 Jewish
refugees, is denied permission to land where?
A: Florida after already having been turned away from Cuba.
Where is the first Little League Baseball game played?
A: In Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
What is officially dedicated in Cooperstown, New York?
A: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
In the last public guillotining in France,
Weidmann is what?
A: Decapitated by the guillotine.
Ford tractor with Ferguson hydraulic three-point hitch
first demonstrated where?
A: At Dearborn, Michigan.
The 1st World “what” opens in New York City?
A: Science Fiction Convention.
Whose head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore?
A: Theodore Roosevelt's.
The Einstein–Szilárd letter is signed, advising President
Roosevelt of the potential use of what?
A: Uranium to construct an atomic bomb.
MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L.
Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres
A: At Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The first televised Major League Baseball games were shown
on what experimental station?
Norway, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland declare their what?
The United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia and
India (by its Viceroy) declare what?
A: War on Germany.
President Roosevelt advocates what?
A: Neutrality in a nationwide radio address.