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 ?
Famous People born
Arlene Golonka in Chicago
- 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
: Illinois, USA; actress (Millie - Mayberry RFD).
: Japanese actor and martial artist
Famous People died
: Austrian soccer star, commits suicide.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1939 ?
Esquire Magazine cover
TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
All This, and Heaven Too - Rachel Field
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Wickford Point - John P. Marquand
Hormel SPAM New Idea for Breakfast (1939)
Gerbers Baby Cereal Food Taste Good, Too (1939)
Bell Telephone A Merry Christmas to All (1939)
Tell the world why Monday, 23 January 1939 is such a special date for you!