Tuesday 21 February 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Beymer and Ron Nagle.
Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Richard Beymer: Avoca, Iowa -- Actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank).
- Ron Nagle: Rock producer (Riding with the King).
- Donald Fullmer: American boxer, brother of Gene Fullmer.
- Belgian government of Pierlot forms.
- The Golden Gate International Exposition opens in San Francisco, California.
- The United Kingdom and France recognize Franco's government.
- Borley Rectory in England is destroyed by fire.
- Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
- March ndash The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine ends.
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