Sunday 30 April 1939US date format: 4/30/1939, UK date format: 30/4/1939
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 30, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pieter van Vollenhoven and Ellen Taafe Zwilich.
Rose of Washington Square, directed by Gregory Ratoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Pieter van Vollenhoven
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- Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba forms.
- NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
- The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.