Saturday 14 October 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hugh Delane Thompson and Ralph Lauren.
At the Circus, directed by Edward Buzzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Hugh Delane Thompson: Shreveport, Louisiana -- PGA golfer (1991 MONY Syracuse).
- Ralph Lauren: American fashion designer.
- Rocky Thompson: American golfer and politician.
- BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
- German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak, 833 killed
- Sugar rationed in the Netherlands
- The German Kriegsmarine submarine (U-boat) U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbor at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
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