Friday 5 May 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Only Angels Have Wings, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
- Euthymios the Wonderworker
- Barlaam of Serpukhov
- Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
- Eulogios the Confessor
- New Martyr Ephraim of Nea Makri
- Albania: Martyrs' Day.
- Great Martyr Irene
- Roly Poly of Georgia.
- Saint Aventinus (d. 1189)
- Ethiopia: Liberation Day (1941).
- International Midwives Day.
- Adrian of Monzensk
- South Korea: Children's Day.
- Guyana: Indian Immigration Day (1838).
- Council of Europe: Europe Day.
- International No Pants Day.
- Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan (2006): Buddha's Birthday.
- Japan: Tango no Sekku (Boy's Day) or Kodomo no hi (Children's Day).
- Mexico and (informally) the United States: Cinco de Mayo (1862).
- Ray Gosling: English journalist author and activist (d. 2013).
- James R Jones American politician (Representative-Democrat-Oklahoma: 1973-).
- Pierre Wynants: Belgian restaurateur, the owner of Comme Chez Soi, begun by his dad.
- Cesare Fiorio: Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams.
- Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky, USA.
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