Sunday September 17, 1939

US date format: 9/17/1939, UK date format: 17/9/1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 David Souter and Vladimir Menshov. Dust Be My Destiny, directed by Lewis Seiler, 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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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die
  • Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner
  • Soviet Union invades Poland during WWII
  • World War II: The Soviet Union joins Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland during the Polish Defensive War of 1939.
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Movies

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Dust Be My Destiny

Dust Be My Destiny

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

Honeymoon in Bali

Honeymoon in Bali

Directed by: Edward H. Griffith

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones, Akim Tamiroff

The Rains Came

The Rains Came

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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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 September 17

If September 17, 1939 is your birthday you're 80 years, 10 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 12 days.
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