Tuesday 19 September 1939US date format: 9/19/1939, UK date format: 19/9/1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 19, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Bernard Estardy and Fred Willard.
The Arizona Kid, directed by Joseph Kane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
- Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
- Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
- Chile - Armed Forces Day
- Church of England - Theodore of Tarsus
- Also see September 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Januarius
- In ancient Greece, the sixth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the procession to Eleusis began at the Kerameikos in Athens.
- Bernard Estardy
- Fred Willard: Comedian.
- Frankie Avalon: Actor.
- Bruce Bastin: English musicologist and author.
- Gerry Harvey: Businessman.
- Carl Schultz: Hungarian-Australian director producer...
- Moshe Weinberg: Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972).
- Louise Botting: English journalist and author.
- British Expeditionary Force reaches France
- Lord Haw-Haw becomes radio host of Reichsrundfunk Berlin
- Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
- WWII: The Poznan pocket collapses, and the Germans capture, according to many sources, over 150,000 men. Many elements of General Kutrzeba's forces work their way into Warsaw under extreme difficulty.
- Radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. records an entire broadcast day for preservation in the National Archives.