Friday 6 October 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Douglas K Bereuter and John J LaFalce.
Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
- Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
- U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
- French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
- Also see October 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Bruno, St Faith
- Douglas K Bereuter: (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- ).
- John J LaFalce: (Rep-D-New York, 1975- ).
- Melvyn Bragg: British writer, editor and presenter of the prestigious arts program, "The South Bank Show," which was the winner of 87 major awards.
- Jack Cullen: American baseball player.
- Richard Delgado: American lawyer and academic.
- Sheila Greibach: American computer scientist and academic
- John LaFalce: American politician, and former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York
- Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France and Britain
- Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
- World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.
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