Tuesday 21 March 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Martha Hudson in Eastman and Kathleen Widdoes.
Wuthering Heights, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Clementia of Hohenberg
- World Poetry Day - by UNESCO.
- St. Nicholas of Flue
- Astrology: First day of star sign Aries.
- China: Chunfen.
- Harmony Day in Australia.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- Earth Day.
- Ostara - Neopagan festival of Ostara.
- Bah�'f Faith - End of the 19-day sunrise-to-sunset.fast.
- Saints Philemon and Domnin
- The third day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- Iranian New Year's Day (Norouz): (also celebrated in many other countries of Asia) Iranian calendar.
- Traditional date of vernal equinox, used for reckoning Easter. The real equinox usually occurs one day earlier.
- South Africa: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
- Benito Ju�rez Day, a Fiesta Patria in Mexico.
- Namibia: Independence Day.
- Japan: Vernal Equinox Day (public holiday).
- Egypt: Mother's Day
- New Year of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Martha Hudson in Eastman: Georgia, USA; 4X100 metre relayer (Olympics-gold-1960).
- Kathleen Widdoes: Wilmington, Delaware -- Actress (Without a Trace).
- Evald Aav: Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1939).
- Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
- In London: the Ordo Templi Orientis publish Aleister Crowley's ''Eight Lectures on Yoga''.
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