Sunday 26 November 1939
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tina Turner and Abdullah Badawi.
Destry Rides Again, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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- Mongolia: Independence Day
- Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
- Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
- Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
- Tina Turner: American singer with enormous energy and talent along with world-class legs.
- Abdullah Badawi: Malaysian civil servant and politician 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
- Mike Boorda: American naval officer, the first enlisted man in the history of the navy to rise to the post of Chief of Naval Operations, an honor he achieved in April 1994.
- Mark Margolis: American actor.
- John Gummer: English politician Secretary of State for the Environment.
- Grey Ruthven: 2nd Earl of Gowrie Irish-Scottish politician Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
- Art Themen: English saxophonist and surgeon.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi: Malaysian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
- Greetje Kauffeld: Dutch Jazz and Schlager singer.
- Wayland Flowers: Ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48.
- James Naismith: Canadian teacher who came up with the rules for basketball.
- 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
- Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
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