Friday 22 September 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Timothy E Wirth and Mike Sullivan.
Essex and Elizabeth, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Saint Emmeramus
- Saint Florentius
- In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
- In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
- Saint Jonas
- RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints: Saints Digna & Emerita
- In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
- Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
- Bulgaria - Independence Day 1908
- French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saint Thomas of Villanueva
- Saint Sanctinus
- Saint Salaberga
- Saint Phocas
- Saint Maurice
- Saint Lolanus
- Saint Lioba
- Saint Lauto
- Autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (by UT).
- Timothy E Wirth: (Rep-D-Colorado, 1975- ).
- Mike Sullivan: American politician (Governor-Wyoming).
- Gilbert Earl Patterson: American minister (d. 2007).
- Bogdan Baltazar: Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012).
- Deborah Lavin: South African-English historian and academic.
- Gilbert Patterson: American bishop (d. 2007)
- Junko Tabei: Japanese mountaineer, first female to summit Mount Everest
- Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
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