Thursday 23 February 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edmund Boyd Fisher and Josef Feistmantl.
Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Edmund Boyd Fisher: Publisher.
- Josef Feistmantl: Austria -- Lugeist (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Majel Barrett: Columbus, Ohio -- Actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek).
- Viktoras Kulvinskas: Lithuanian nutritionist, one of the foremost figures in the U.S.
- Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA to become wrestling champion.
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards an Oscar (Special Award) to Walt Disney for screen innovation for the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney is presented one statuette and seven miniature statuettes.
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