Monday August 21, 1939

US date format: 8/21/1939, UK date format: 21/8/1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Patrice Laffont and Clarence Wiiliams III. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred L. Werker, 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

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

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Movies

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Country: United States of America

Dick Tracy's G-Men

Dick Tracy's G-Men

Directed by: John English, William Witney

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Irving Pichel, Ted Pearson, Jennifer Jones

Nurse Edith Cavell

Nurse Edith Cavell

Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Starring: Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, May Robson

The Fighting Renegade

The Fighting Renegade

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Joyce Bryant, Ben Corbett, Ted Adams

Range War

Range War

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba

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

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1939 is your birthday you're 80 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 16 days.
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