It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of Monday, 23 January 1939 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1939 ?
TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
Esquire Magazine cover
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
All This, and Heaven Too - Rachel Field
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Wickford Point - John P. Marquand
Wicks Organs Buy a Superb Pipe Organ (1939)
Guitarist Jean Cibelli Gretsch Guitars (1939)
Calvert Whiskey Because Its Smoother (1939)
Tell the world why Monday, 23 January 1939 is such a special date for you!