Friday March 17, 1939, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1939, UK date format: 17/3/1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 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 Giovanni Trapattoni and Robin Knox-Johnston. La fin du jour, directed by Julien Duvivier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
  • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gives a speech in Birmingham, stating that Britain will oppose any effort at world domination on the part of Germany.

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Movies

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La fin du jour

La fin du jour

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Starring: Victor Francen, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Ozeray

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Country: United States of America

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

Country: United States of America

Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police

Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police

Directed by: James P. Hogan

Starring: John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Reginald Denny

You Can't Get Away with Murder

You Can't Get Away with Murder

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Billy Halop, John Litel

TV Series

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Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Vine Street

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States of America

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Western Cabaret

Western Cabaret

Starring: Bill Campbell, Buck Douglas, Evelyn Dall, Harry Lester

BBC TV Cricket

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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