Wednesday 26 July 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include J W Howard and John Howard.
John, the Soldier of Vengeance, directed by Louis J. Gasnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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- J W Howard: Prime Minister of Australia.
- John Howard: Australian attorney and politician, Prime Minster in 1996.
- Bob Lilly: American football player, a Defensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys from 1961-1974.
- Bruce McBroom: American photographer who markets his talents in Hollywood, photographing movie stills and working for studios free-lance; a big name in the business.
- Jean-Paul Pigasse: Toulouse Journalist.
- Jun Henmi: Japanese author and poet (d. 2011)
- Richard Marlow: English organist and conductor (d. 2013)
- Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
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