Thursday 4 May 1939US date format: 5/4/1939, UK date format: 4/5/1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Méhaignerie and Michel Lucas.
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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- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Pierre Méhaignerie: French politician.
- Michel Lucas: French business leader, computer...
- Charles Owens (saxophonist)
- Amos Oz: Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and...
- Leon Rochefort: Canadian ice hockey player.