Friday 5 May 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James R Jones American politician (Representative-Democrat-Oklahoma and Cesare Fiorio.
Only Angels Have Wings, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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).
- James R Jones American politician (Representative-Democrat-Oklahoma: 1973-).
- Cesare Fiorio: Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams.
- Pierre Wynants: Belgian restaurateur, the owner of Comme Chez Soi, begun by his dad.
- Ray Gosling: English journalist author and activist (d. 2013).
- Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky, USA.
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