Sunday November 26, 1939

US date format: 11/26/1939, UK date format: 26/11/1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 26, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. 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
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • 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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Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger

Country: United States of America

The Secret of Dr. Kildare

The Secret of Dr. Kildare

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, Helen Gilbert

The Return of Doctor X

The Return of Doctor X

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Dennis Morgan

Another Thin Man

Another Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Country: United States of America

Saga of Death Valley

Saga of Death Valley

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day

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