Wednesday 17 May 1939
It was Wednesday, 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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- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
- Saint Montanus
- Saint Dietmar
- Saint Pamphamer
- International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO
- Saint Pamphalon
- Saint Solochon
- Saint Adrian of Alexandria
- Wim de: Bie; CEO (Simplistic Covenant).
- Gerald Eaves: American politician, who served as a California State Assemblyman from 1984 until 1992.
- Emilio Vesce: Italian journalist and Member of Parliament.
- Gary Paulsen: Young Adult Author.
- Hugh Dykes: Baron Dykes English politician.
- 1st sports telecast-Columbia vs. Princeton-college baseball
- The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
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