Friday September 15, 1939

US date format: 9/15/1939, UK date format: 15/9/1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 15, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Breyten Breytenbach and Subramanian Swamy. Dust Be My Destiny, directed by Lewis Seiler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Dust Be My Destiny

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

Honeymoon in Bali

Directed by: Edward H. Griffith

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones, Akim Tamiroff

Babes in Arms

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

The Rains Came

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 15, 1939?


  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
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  • WWII: Diverse elements of the German Wehrmacht surround Warsaw and demand its surrender. The Poles refuse and the siege begins in earnest.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Major League Baseball on NBC

Starring: Bob Costas, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully

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