Friday 12 May 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ron Ziegler and Cyril Chantler.
It's a Wonderful World, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Ron Ziegler: American former Press Secretary to Richard M. Nixon.
- Ronald Ziegler: US press secretary (Richard Nixon).
- Cyril Chantler: English pediatrician and academic.
- Jalal Dabagh: Kurdish journalist and politician.
- Miltiadis Evert: Greek minister and politician 69th Mayor of Athens (d. 2011).
- Reg Gasnier: Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2014).