Friday 6 January 1939, Epiphany
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henri Nallet and Murray Rose.
The Sisters, directed by Anatole Litvak, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Vanity Fair.
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1939 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Henri Nallet
- Murray Rose: Australian swimmer, the youngest Triple Gold Medal Olympic winner in Melbourne in 1956 and Rome in 1960.
- Pierre Chatillon
- Susumu Tonegawa
- Georgios Babiniotis: Greek linguist and philologist.
- ''Naturwissenschaften'' publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.