January 2, 1939 was the right date for some serious NEWS.
1/2/1939 = 1+2+19+39 = 61
1/2/39 = 1+2+39 = 42 (World War) (War) (Freemason) (Zionism)
As for why they made Hitler the man of the year in '38, that's easy.
Masonic = 38; Jewish = 38; English = 38; Gematria = 38
Germany's involvement in World War II would begin 242-days later.
|Nazis = 24/33/69|
The U.S. went to war with the Nazis and their allies on the day that leaves 24-days left in the year.