Friday 16 June 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 16, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brian Jacques and Billy Crash Craddock.
Five Came Back, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Trooping the Colour.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 June 1939
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1939 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Brian Jacques: English author, author of the Redwall series (Born 1939).
- Billy Crash Craddock: American country singer.
- Catherine Safonoff: Swiss writer living in Geneva, writng in French.
- : American singer.
- Chick Webb: American jazz drummer and big band leader (Born 1905).