Thursday 31 August 1939US date format: 8/31/1939, UK date format: 31/8/1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amarande (actress) and Catherine Rouvel.
The Rains Came, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Amarande (actress)
- Catherine Rouvel
- John Peel: Entertainer.
- Elizabeth Ashley: Actress.
- Jerry Allison: American drummer and songwriter (The...
- Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia
- Staged Polish assault on radio station in Gleiwitz
- Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day thus starting World War II in Europe.