Friday 7 July 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include François-Xavier Loizeau and Paul Solomon.
Bachelor Mother, directed by Garson Kanin, 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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- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- François-Xavier Loizeau: French Catholic clergyman, who was Bishop of Digne from 1998 to 2014.
- Paul Solomon: American psychic, a former Baptist minister who left the church to give psychic and life readings in the nature of the Cayce work.
- Laurie Silvers: Horse trainer.
- Jerom Reehuis: Dutch actor and poet.
- Elena Obraztsova: Russian soprano and actress (d. 2015).
- James Deacon White: baseball player who jumped teams in 1876 (Chicago), dies at age 91.
- 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
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