- WALT DISNEY'S BEAUTIFUL film FANTASIA was released (based on classical music, featuring
Stravinsky's RITE OF SPRING.) It was far ahead of its time.
- THE GREAT Civil War Epic GONE WITH THE WIND was released.
- JUDY GARLAND'S WIZARD OF OZ was released.
- NEW YORK World's Fair opens. Many new "inventions" are unveiled.
- DC Comic's BATMAN was first released.
- The last of Jewish businesses in GERMANY are closed in the HOLOCAUST
- FIRST JET AIRCRAFT flight.
- John Steinbeck's novel THE GRAPES OF WRATH is first published.
- YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE song first recorded.
DID YOU KNOW THE WORLD'S FAIR WAS IN CALIFORNIA 1939? (License plate seen in McCloud, California 2007 at the Mt. Shasta Dinner Train Depot)