Monday 16 January 1939
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean Van Hamme and Marshall Trimble.
Jesse James, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 January 1939 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Jean Van Hamme
- Marshall Trimble: American author, singer, community college professor, and Arizona's official state historian.
- Mac Curtis: American singer (d. 2013).
- Ralph Gibson: American photographer.
- Albert Fish: American serial killer (d. 1936).
- Comic strip Superman debuts in the USA.
- The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
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