Friday 13 January 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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.
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- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Edgardo Cozarinsky: Argentinian author screenwriter and director.
- Jacek Gmoch: Polish footballer and coach.
- Cesare Maniago: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Jacob Ruppert: CEO (New York Yankees, 1915-39), dies.
- Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco.
- The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
- Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.
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