Friday 16 June 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Billy Crash Craddock and Catherine Safonoff.
Five Came Back, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1939 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Billy Crash Craddock: American country singer.
- Catherine Safonoff: Swiss writer living in Geneva, writng in French.
- : American singer.
- Chick Webb: American jazz drummer and big band leader (Born 1905).
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