Saturday 8 April 1939
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mary Leona Gage and John Arbuthnott.
Buck Rogers, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Mary Leona Gage: American beauty pageant contestant and actress (d. 2010).
- John Arbuthnott: Sir John Peebles Arbuthnott is a Scottish microbiologist, and was Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
- Elizabeth Prophet: American spiritual leader and guru, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT) based on Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, New Age mysticism and masonry.
- Manolis Angelopoulos: Greek singer (d. 1989).
- Mary Gage: American model and actress Miss USA 1957 (d. 2010).
- Trina Hyman: American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
- King Zog I of Albania, flees
- ACV soccer team forms in Axes.
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