Tuesday 4 July 1939, US Independence Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ed Bernard in Philadelphia .
Bachelor Mother, directed by Garson Kanin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- Ed Bernard in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actor (Joe - Police Woman, Jim - White Shadow).
- Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
- Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
- Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself ''The luckiest man on the face of the earth'' as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
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