What Happened on April 13, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

Person of interestSeamus Heaney

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

  • Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA)