Friday 27 January 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rawlings and Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan.
Gunga Din, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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- UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
- Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
- Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
- Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
- Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
- Denmark ? Auschwitzdag (Auschwitz Day; commemoration day for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocide).
- Serbia ? St. Sava Day.
- United Kingdom ? Holocaust Memorial Day.
- Rawlings: Baroness.
- Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan: Composer.
- N R: Bomford; head master (Harrow School).
- Mike Hill in Jackson: Michigan, USA; PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open).
- Brugh Joy: American author and teacher on Awareness Techniques.
- Julius Lester: American writer of books for children and adults and an academic who taught for 32 years (1971–2003) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs.
- Mike Hill: Jackson, Michigan -- PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open)
- First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
- Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy by 1944. The ''Kriegsmarine'' is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
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