Friday 19 May 1939
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include 17th Earl of Pembroke and Francis R Scobee in Cle Elum.
It's a Wonderful World, directed by W.S. Van Dyke II, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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- National Hug-Your-Cat Day
- NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
- Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
- Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
- Theophilus of Corte
- Peter Celestine
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Dunstan
- 17th Earl of Pembroke: English landowner / director (Emily).
- Francis R Scobee in Cle Elum: Washington, USA; Air Force/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Challenger disaster).
- Richard Lowe Teitelbaum: Composer.
- Tomasz Sikorski: Composer.
- John Mascotte: American executive and CEO in charge of Continental Corporation, a property-casualty underwriting company that went through some difficult times in the 80's.
- Carole Saline: American journalist, senior magazine editor and talk show hostess on TV. She had a successful and somewhat serendipitous career in communications that included lecturing and co-authoring a self-help book. Married with two children, she stayed home for ten years and wrote articles for top magazines. She is a slender talented, attractive and optimistic woman.
- Francis Scobee: American astronaut, a former USAF pilot who flew combat missions in Vietnam. His second space shuttle mission was aboard the Spaceship Challenger. It lifted off on 1/28/1986, 11:38 AM EST, Houston, TX and exploded within a minute, killing the entire crew.
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- James Fox: London, England -- Actor (Greystoke)
- Nancy Kwan: Hong Kong-American actress and makeup artist
- Jānis Lūsis: Latvian javelin thrower and coach
- Dick Scobee: American colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 1986)
- Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
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