Tuesday 23 May 1939US date format: 5/23/1939, UK date format: 23/5/1939
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 23, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Reinhard Hauff and Michel Colombier.
Wolf Call, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
- Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
- Discordianism: Day of Disunity
- Reinhard Hauff: German actor, writer, director and...
- Michel Colombier: French composer, songwriter, arranger,...
- Ron Stevens: Horse trainer.
- Stanley Plumly: American poet, who is professor of...
- Jack McCarthy: Kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of...
- Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed Professor at Conservatory of Leningrad
- Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland
- Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 26 die.
- British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949.
- British decoration, George Cross, first presented.
- The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.