Saturday 18 November 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Another Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke II, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Brenda Vacarro: American actress whose first TV series, "Sara," was cancelled in 1977.
- Brenda Vaccaro in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls).
- John O'Keefe: American scientist, he shared the 2014 Nobel prize of physiology and medicine with Norwegian May-Britt and Edward Moser.
- John Cheek: Falkland Islands -- Advocate.
- Margaret E Atwood: Author / poet.
- Tom Johnson: Composer
- Jean Degros: France sport Champion
- Margaret Atwood: Canadian writer, a poet and novelist who first came to prominence in the late 1960s. Atwood's first volume of poetry, The Circle Game," 1966 and her first novel, "The Edible Woman" commenced a prestigious career. In 1983 she compiled "The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English." Her themes were mainly the emotional interdependence of the sexes and their search for self-discovery, as exemplified in "The Handsmaid's Tale," 1985, in which the sole function of the heroine is to breed. Atwood w
- Margaret Jay: Baroness Jay of Paddington English journalist and politician Leader of the House of Lords
- Amanda Lear: Hong Kong-born French singer, TV presenter and model
- Brenda Vaccaro: American actress
- Netherlands KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die
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