Thursday 20 April 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gro Harlem Brundtland and Peter S Beagle.
Union Pacific, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Gro Harlem Brundtland: Norwegian Premier (1981-82, 86-89, 90- ).
- Peter S Beagle: American author.
- Gro Brundtland: Norwegian politician, the first female Prime Minister of Norway who took office on 2/04/1981.
- Claude Berejnoi: .
- Peter Beagle: American author and screenwriter.
- New York World's Fair opens.
- Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany
- Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song ''Strange Fruit''.
- Billie Holiday records quotStrange Fruitquot, the first anti-lynching song.
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