Saturday 25 March 1939US date format: 3/25/1939, UK date format: 25/3/1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 25, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Deanna Peterson and Frederick Stratton.
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.
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- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
- Deanna Peterson: American astrologer, a pro from 1985 and...
- Toni Cade Bambara: American author (d. 1995).
- Frederick Stratton: American family businessman and CEO of...
- Toni Bambara: American author academic and activist...
- D Fontana: American screenwriter and producer.
- Billboard Magazine introduces hillbilly (country) music chart.