Saturday April 29, 1939

US date format: 4/29/1939, UK date format: 29/4/1939

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Mort Kondracke . Rose of Washington Square, directed by Gregory Ratoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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Events

  • Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx and Queens opens (New York).

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Movies

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Rose of Washington Square

Rose of Washington Square

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Al Jolson, William Frawley

Lucky Night

Lucky Night

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen, Henry O'Neill

The Face at the Window

The Face at the Window

Directed by: George King

Starring: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu, Marjorie Taylor

Boys' Reformatory

Boys' Reformatory

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Grant Withers, Lillian Elliott, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Juarez

Juarez

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Vine Street

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States of America

Days to next April 29

If April 29, 1939 is your birthday you're 81 years, 3 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 22 days.
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