Friday 24 March 1939US date format: 3/24/1939, UK date format: 24/3/1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 24, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Lynda Baron .
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- World Tuberculosis Day.
- Saint Simeon (died 1475)
- Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
- Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
- Marks the seventh successive year of the world wide boycott of all German exports initiated by front page declarations in Britain and the U.S. 'Judea declares war on Germany'
- Dictator Francisco Franco assumes power in Madrid.
- American adventurer Richard Halliburton delivers a last message from a Chinese junk, before he disappears on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.