Thursday 18 May 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Giovanni Falcone and Peter Grünberg.
It's a Wonderful World, directed by W.S. Van Dyke II, 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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- Giovanni Falcone: Italian judge whose position of being anti-mafia was well known.
- Peter Grünberg
- Glen Hardin in Texas: USA; rocker (Crickets).
- Silvana Armenulić: Bosnian singer-songwriter and actress.
- Patrick Cormack: Baron Cormack English historian journalist and politician.
- Gordon O'Connor: Canadian general and politician 38th Canadian Minister of Defence.
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