• World War II begins when Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939.
  • Igor Sikorsky made initial flight during September with first successful single-main-rotor helicopter.

Igor Sikorsky at the controls of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300.

Other Facts from 1939

President: Franklin D. Roosevelt



Average annual income


New car

$ 700

Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




Dow Jones Average    142

Songs From 1939

  “Over The Rainbow”
  “God Bless America”
  “South of the Border”