What Happened on April 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • In India the Hindustani Lal Sena (Indian Red Army) is formed and vows to engage in armed struggle against the British.
  • W Saroyan's "My Heart's in the Highlands" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara-Rose Collins, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Paul Sorvino, actor (Chiefs, Dick Tracy)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch MP (PvdA)