Friday 1 September 1939US date format: 9/1/1939, UK date format: 1/9/1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 1, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lily Tomlin and Philippe Marchand.
The Rains Came, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
- Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
- Church of England - Saint Giles
- Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
- Libya - Revolution Day (1969)
- Russia - Knowledge Day
- Singapore - Teacher's Day
- Start of the partridge-shooting season ("St.Partridge").
- Slovakia - Constitution Day
- Start of cold season.
- Start of new school year in many countries.
- Lily Tomlin: American actress and comedienne of TV,...
- Philippe Marchand: French politician and Minister of the...
- Heinrich Messner: Austria -- Downhill skier (1972 Olympics...
- Katie Webster [Swamp-Boogie Queen]: US R&B pianist / singer.
- Lily Tomlin in Detroit: Michigan, USA; comedienne/actress (9 to...
- Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill
- Physical Review publishes 1st paper to deal with black holes
- Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).
- WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
- The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
- George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
- Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland declare their neutrality.