What Happened on April 13, 1939

Historical Events

  • 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, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Paul Sorvino, American stage and screen actor (Goodfellas; Law and Order, 1991-92; Dick Tracy, That's Life), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2022)

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney (1939-2013)

Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland [1] [2]

  • Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1995)
Born in 1939

About April 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries