Saturday 18 November 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 18, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brenda Vaccaro and Margaret Atwood.
Another Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- Margaret Atwood: Canadian writer, a poet and novelist who first came to prominence in the late 1960s.
- Brenda Vaccaro: American actress.
- Henri Brincard
- Tom Johnson: Composer.
- Brenda Vaccaro in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls).
- John O'Keefe: American scientist, he shared the 2014 Nobel prize of physiology and medicine with Norwegian May-Britt and Edward Moser.
- Auberon Waugh: Author.
- Jean Degros: France sport Champion.
- Margaret Jay: Baroness Jay of Paddington English journalist and politician Leader of the House of Lords.
- Amanda Lear: Hong Kong-born French singer, TV presenter and model.
- Brenda Vacarro: American actress whose first TV series, "Sara," was cancelled in 1977.
- John Cheek: Falkland Islands -- Advocate.
- Margaret E Atwood: Author / poet.
- Netherlands KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die