Friday 12 May 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
It's a Wonderful World, directed by W.S. Van Dyke II, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Ron Ziegler: American former Press Secretary to Richard M. Nixon.
- Ronald Ziegler: US press secretary (Richard Nixon).
- Cyril Chantler: English pediatrician and academic.
- Jalal Dabagh: Kurdish journalist and politician.
- Miltiadis Evert: Greek minister and politician 69th Mayor of Athens (d. 2011).
- Reg Gasnier: Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2014)
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