Monday October 16, 1939

US date format: 10/16/1939, UK date format: 16/10/1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Batya Stark and Joe Dolan. The Roaring Twenties, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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Historical Events

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  • Sugar rationing begins in the Netherlands
  • World War II: First attack on British territory by the German Luftwaffe.

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The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Country: United States of America

The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers

Directed by: Frank McDonald

Starring: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Roy Rogers

Torture Ship

Torture Ship

Directed by: Victor Halperin

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

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Come and Be Televised

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Major League Baseball on NBC

Major League Baseball on NBC

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

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1939 is your birthday you're 80 years, 9 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 5 days.
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