Wednesday 8 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 Laila Kinnunen and Elizabeth Dawn.
Allegheny Uprising, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 8 November 1939 ?
- Laila Kinnunen: Finnish pop singer, she represented Finland at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest.
- Elizabeth Dawn: English actress.
- In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
- Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
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