Tuesday 5 September 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- John Stewart in San Diego: California, USA; rocker (Kingston Trio - "Fire in the Wind").
- Clay Regazzoni: Swiss race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2006).
- George Tremlett: English journalist author and politician.
- Claudette Colvin: American civil rights movement leader (Montgomery Bus Boycott).
- George Lazenby: Australian actor.
- John Stewart: American musician, a composer and singer in the folk group "The Kingston Trio." He joined the group in May 1961 and played with them until 1967, putting out many hit songs. He also did single artist recordings from 1963. In 1977, he left the rural U.S. and folk music scene and took up electric guitar, with great acclaim.
- William Kilmer: Topeka sports Champions
- Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Dutch actor / director (Two Boys), dies at 67.
- 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
- FDR declares US neutrality at start of WWII in Europe
- US declare itself neutral
- (afternoon) American President Franklin Roosevelt issues a declaration of neutrality.
- WWII: The United States declares its neutrality in the war.
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