Friday 14 April 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Cameron Cooper and Jennifer Fowler.
Dark Victory, directed by Edmund Goulding, 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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- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- Cameron Cooper: American who has appeared in previous editions of AstroDatabank as "the red-haired actress who appeared in Kenneth Anger's 'Pleasure Dome' and who was a "self-proclaimed witch.
- Jennifer Fowler: Composer.
- John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath published
- The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
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