Saturday 26 August 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Pinchas Goldstein: Israeli businessman and politician (d. 2007).
- Todor Kolev: Bulgarian actor and singer (d. 2013).
- Jorge Lemann: Brazilian banker and financier.
- 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
- Belgium mobilizes
- Kroatia gets autonomous status
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