Thursday June 01, 1939

US date format: 6/1/1939, UK date format: 1/6/1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 1, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Cleavon Little and Jerry Rannow. Wolf Call, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Trooping the Colour.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
  • Children's Day in some countries.
  • Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
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Events

  • 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
  • British sub Thetis sinks in Liverpool Bay with all 99 aboard
  • Retired German Colonel-General Gerd von Runstedt returns to service
  • Maiden flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger (D-OPZE) fighter aeroplane

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Movies

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Wolf Call

Wolf Call

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

The Gorilla

The Gorilla

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Directed by: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin

Starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful World

It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States of America

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour

Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Days to next June 01

If June 01, 1939 is your birthday you're 81 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 27 days.
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