Wednesday August 16, 1939
US date format: 8/16/1939, UK date format: 16/8/1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Trevor McDonald and Billy Joe Shaver.
Range War, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Major League Baseball on NBC.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1939?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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