Saturday 5 August 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Princess Irene and Irene .
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
John, the Soldier of Vengeance
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
Which were the important events of 5 August 1939 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
See other famous people born on 05 August
Princess Irene: of the Netherlands.
Irene : Dutch royalty, the second of four daughters of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Holland.
Roger Clark: English race car driver (d. 1998).
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1939?
- Life: Diana Barrymore
- Time: Anti-New Dealer and head of the utility giant Commonwealth & Southern
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...
This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her ...
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young ...
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Tell the world why 5 August 1939 is such a special date for you!