Sunday 7 May 1939
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ruud Lubbers and Johnny Maestro.
Only Angels Have Wings, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Wickford Point by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 7 May 1939 ?
- USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - 
- Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
- Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
- Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
- Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
- Saint Flavia Domitilla
- Ruud Lubbers: Dutch economist, entrepreneur, politician and premier minister.
- Johnny Maestro: American singer (Born 1939).
- Jimmy Ruffin: soloist ("What Becomes of the Broken Hearted").
- Ruggero Deodato: Italian film director, actor and screen writer.
- Johnny Maestro in New York City: New York, USA; rock vocalist (Crests - "16 Candles", "Brooklyn Bridge").
- Marco Saint John in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; actor (Rayford - Ball Four).
- Sidney Altman: Canadian-American biologist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Clive Soley: Baron Soley English politician.
- Marco John: American actor and producer.
- Marco St John: New Orleans, Louisiana -- Actor (Rayford-Ball Four).
- Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers: Director Dutch / CDA-Premier (1982-94).
- Volker Braun: Writer.
- Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
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