Famous people died in 1939

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart was the first American female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

    AmericanJuly 24, 1897209 views

    Oscar Milosz

    Oscar Milosz was a French-Lithuanian poet

    FrenchMay 28, 1877105 views

    Anthony Fokker

    Anthony Fokker was a Dutch innovator and industrialist who contributed greatly to the world of aviation

    DutchApril 6, 1890118 views

    Charles Horace Mayo

    Charles Horace Mayo was a renowned medical practitioner and was one of the founder members of the ‘Mayo Clinic’

    AmericanJuly 19, 1865140 views

    William James Mayo

    William James Mayo was a noted American physician and surgeon who was one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic

    AmericanJune 29, 1861115 views

    James Naismith

    James Naismith was a Canadian-American inventor of the world famous sport basketball

    Norman Bethune

    Norman Bethune was a great Canadian physician and humanitarian, who is still remembered for his services during Spanish Civil War

    CanadianMarch 3, 1890132 views

    Harvey Williams Cushing

    Harvey Cushing is known as the father of ‘modern neurosurgery’

    AmericanApril 8, 1869101 views

    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud was a 19th century neurologist who is hailed as the father of ‘psychoanalysis’

    AustrianMay 6, 1856139 views

    W B Yeats

    William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright

    IrishJune 13, 1865160 views