Wednesday 25 October 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zelmo Beaty and Arlene Howell.
Port of Shadows, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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- Day of the Romanian Army
- Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
- Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
- Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
- Kazakhstan - Republic Day
- Zelmo Beaty: American basketball player and coach (d. 2013).
- Arlene Howell: American Beauty title holder of the Miss USA contest of 1958 she is also known as Eurlyne Howell.
- Don Stewart: American Pentecostal minister and purported faith healer.
- Fred Marcellino: American author and illustrator (d. 2001).
- Nikos Nikolaidis: Greek director producer and screenwriter (d. 2007).
- Robin Spry: Canadian director producer and screenwriter (d. 2005).
- Cornelis JK van Aalst: President Dutch Business Society, dies at 73.
- Nylon stockings go on sale in US for 1st time
- ''The Time of Your Life'', a drama by William Saroyan, debuts in New York City.
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