Tuesday 24 October 1939US date format: 10/24/1939, UK date format: 24/10/1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include F Murray Abraham and Jean Peyrelevade.
Drums Along the Mohawk, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- F Murray Abraham: American actor.
- Jean Peyrelevade: French center-left politician and...
- Uri Sharvit: Composer.
- Paula Allen: Native American poet, literary critic,...
- John Adye: English intelligence officer.
- F Abraham: American actor.
- Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
- Nazi require wearing of star of David
- Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware, USA).