Tuesday 10 January 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bill Toomey in Philadelphia and Sal Mineo in New York City.
Jesse James, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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- Margaret Thatcher day in the Falkland Islands
- Bill Toomey in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; decathlon champion (Olympics-gold-1968).
- Sal Mineo in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause).
- Sonosuke Fujimaki: Japanese fencer.
- David Horowitz: American author, historian, teacher and political revolutionary who turned from communism to conservatism in the 1960's.
- Sal Mineo: American actor who had a career that began in childhood and crashed in violence before he was 40.
- Jared Carter: American poet and author
- William Levy: American-Dutch journalist author and poet
- Scott McKenzie: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2012)
- Julius Bittner: Austria Composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64.
- Bradman hits 186 South Africa vs. Queensland before Christ catches him at short-leg
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