Thursday 5 October 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marie Laforêt and Marie-Claire Blais.
Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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- Marie Laforêt: French singer and actress.
- Marie-Claire Blais: Canadian author, her books include "Mad Shadows".
- A R Penck
- A Penck: German painter and sculptor.
- Walter Wolf: Austrian-Canadian businessman founded Walter Wolf Racing.
- Consuelo Ynares-Santiago: Filipino Supreme Court jurist.
- Marie Laforet: French singer and actress.
- Jean Deloffre
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