Wednesday 15 March 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Yorg Lanner and Jack Whyte.
Alexander Nevsky, directed by S. Eisenstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- International Day Against Police Brutality
- Turkey buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.
- Blessed Arnicus of Averbode
- For corporations in the United States that use the calendar year as their fiscal year, the date on which the corporation must file its corporate income tax return
- Constitution Day in Belarus
- National holiday in Hungary celebrating the 1848 Revolution. (See also Public holidays in Hungary)
- World Consumer Rights Day 
- In Japan, Hounen Matsuri
- Saint Clemens Maria Hofbauer (died 1820)
- Saint Lucretia
- Saint Luise of Marillac
- In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March.
- Yorg Lanner: German dancer, a soloist of the Ballets du XXme Siecle directed by Maurice Bejart.
- Jack Whyte: Scottish-Canadian author.
- David Eisenberg: American biologist and biophysicist.
- Ted Kaufman: American engineer and politician.
- Robert Nye: Writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man).
- Julie Tullis: English mountaineer (d. 1986).
- Hitler occupies Bohemia and Moravia (Czechoslovakia); Slovakia independ
- World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- Princess Fawzia of Egypt marries Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
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