Monday 2 October 1939
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov and Jean Vallée.
Ninotchka, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 24).
- Jean Vallée: Belgian singer and songwriter, he competed twice at the Eurovision song contest, finishing 8th in 1970 and second in 1978.
- Birdbaths installed in Union Square, San Francisco
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