Saturday 20 May 1939
It was Saturday, 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 Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Bruce Beasley: American sculptor, he has worked in metal, wood, stone and acrylic.
- Balu Mahendra: Sri Lankan-Indian director cinematographer and screenwriter (d. 2014).
- John Younger: Scottish politician Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale.
- Joe Carr: NFL hall of famer / NFL President (1921-39), dies at 59.
- 3 Little Fishies, by Kay Kyser hits #1
- 1st regular transatlantic airmail (NY to Marsseille France)
- Pan Am begins regular transatlantic airmail and passenger service across the North Atlantic.
- Pan-American Airways begins trans-Atlantic mail service with the inaugural flight of its Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, New York.
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