Saturday 23 September 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roy Buchanan and Henry Blofeld.
Essex and Elizabeth, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
- French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
- Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
- Also see September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli
- Astrology: Usually the first day of sun sign Libra in the tropical zodiac.
- Traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and Eastern Orthodox churches ? because of the birthday of August, not because of the equinox.
- Roy Buchanan: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Snakestretchers) (d. 1988).
- Henry Blofeld: English cricketer and journalist.
- Janusz Gajos: Polish actor.
- Joan Hanham: Baroness Hanham English politician.
- Sonny Vaccaro: American former sports executive.
- Sigmund Freud: Austrian psychiatrist, known as the father of psychoanalysis.
- Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6; Brooklyn Dodgers get 27 hits and beat Philadelphia Phillies 22-4.
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