Tuesday 11 July 1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Larry Laoretti and Seth Gaaikema.
Bachelor Mother, directed by Garson Kanin, 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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- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Larry Laoretti: Mahopac, New Jersey -- PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992).
- Seth Gaaikema: Dutch night club performer.
- Terrence Murray: American executive and CEO in charge of Fleet/Norstar Financial Group.
- 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York New York Yankee / AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
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