Tuesday 24 October 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Uri Sharvit and F Murray Abraham.
Port of Shadows, directed by Marcel Carn, 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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- 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)
- Uri Sharvit: Composer.
- F Murray Abraham: American actor.
- Paula Allen: Native American poet, literary critic, lesbian activist, and novelist.
- Jean Peyrelevade: French center-left politician and business leader.
- 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).
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