Tuesday May 02, 1939

US date format: 5/2/1939, UK date format: 2/5/1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 2, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Judy Collins and Sumio Iijima. Only Angels Have Wings, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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

Country: United States of America

Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

Country: United States of America

Three Texas Steers

Directed by: George Sherman

Starring: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Carole Landis

Rose of Washington Square

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Al Jolson, William Frawley

The Face at the Window

Directed by: George King

Starring: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu, Marjorie Taylor


Historical Events

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  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
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  • Vyacheslav Molotov succeeds Maxim Litvinov as Soviet Foreign Commissar.
  • The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

TV Series

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Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

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