Friday May 05, 1939

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

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 5, 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 Pierre Wynants and Cesare Fiorio. 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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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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Events

  • Flash floods kill 75 in Northeast Kentucky, USA.

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Movies

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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

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

Three Texas Steers

Three Texas Steers

Directed by: George Sherman

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

Rose of Washington Square

Rose of Washington Square

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

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

Lucky Night

Lucky Night

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen, Henry O'Neill

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Percy Ponsonby

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

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