Tuesday 5 September 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Stewart in San Diego and John Stewart.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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- John Stewart in San Diego: California, USA; rocker (Kingston Trio - "Fire in the Wind").
- John Stewart: American musician, a composer and singer in the folk group "The Kingston Trio.
- William Kilmer: Topeka sports Champions.
- Claudette Colvin: American civil rights movement leader (Montgomery Bus Boycott).
- George Lazenby: Australian actor.
- Clay Regazzoni: Swiss race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2006)
- George Tremlett: English journalist author and politician
- Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast: Dutch actor / director (Two Boys), dies at 67.
- 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
- FDR declares US neutrality at start of WWII in Europe
- US declare itself neutral
- (afternoon) American President Franklin Roosevelt issues a declaration of neutrality.
- WWII: The United States declares its neutrality in the war.
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