Wednesday March 22, 1939

US date format: 3/22/1939, UK date format: 22/3/1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 22, 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 Fred F. Fielding . Silver on the Sage, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Genta of Maaseik
  • The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
  • World Water Day.
  • Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
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Events

  • Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany
  • World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • After an ultimatum of March 20, Nazi Germany takes Memelland from Lithuania.

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Movies

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Silver on the Sage

Silver on the Sage

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Ruth Rogers

Dodge City

Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

Country: United States of America

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell

Directed by: Irving Cummings

Starring: Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan

Let Us Live

Let Us Live

Directed by: John Brahm

Starring: Maureen O'Sullivan, Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy, Alan Baxter

TV Series

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Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Vine Street

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States of America

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Western Cabaret

Western Cabaret

Starring: Bill Campbell, Buck Douglas, Evelyn Dall, Harry Lester

BBC TV Cricket

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next March 22

If March 22, 1939 is your birthday you're 81 years, 4 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 days.
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