Saturday 24 June 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henry Lawrence Garett III and HA Schult.
Bachelor Mother, directed by Garson Kanin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Henry Lawrence Garett III: Miami, Florida -- Secretary of the Navy (1989-92).
- HA Schult: German artist.
- Jean-Jé Colonna: French alleged crime boss, the Godfather of the mafia in Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica).
- Brigitte Fontaine: French singer of avant-garde music.
- Michael Gothard: English actor (Born 1939).
- Siam is renamed to Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the country's third prime minister.
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