Thursday 4 May 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pierre Méhaignerie and Michel Lucas.
Union Pacific, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 4 May 1939 ?
- 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 scientist, and banker who serves as the president of the Group Crédit Mutuel (a major French bank).
- Charles Owens (saxophonist)
- Leon Rochefort: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Amos Oz: Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual.
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