Wednesday 1 November 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bernard Kouchner and Barbara Bosson in Belle Vernon.
The Flying Deuces, directed by A. Edward Sutherland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see November 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Start of National Novel Writing Month
- World Vegan Day
- Mexico - The Day of the Dead
- Ireland - Samhain the traditional first day of Winter
- Algeria - National day
- Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation, All Saints Day. Holiday in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Guatemala.
- Roman festivals - last day of the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae.
- Antigua and Barbuda - Independence Day (from Britain, 1981)
- Bernard Kouchner: French politician, Minister of Health in 1992-1993, and of Foreign and European Affairs in 2007-2010.
- Barbara Bosson in Belle Vernon: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Fay - Hill Street Blues, Hooperman).
- Barbara Bosson: American actress and singer.
- 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed
- 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry
- Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Sertum laetitiae
- The first rabbit born after artificial insemination is exhibited to the world.
- 2 ampndash WWII: Physicist Hans Ferdinand Mayer writes the Oslo Report on German weapons systems and passes it to the British Secret Intelligence Service.
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