May 23, 1939: Day of the Week
May 23, 1939 was the 143rd day of the year 1939 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
A person born on this day will be 80 years old today. If that same person saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,374.30 today.
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Here’s the May 1939 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1939 calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).
May 23, 1939 Historical Event(s)
- 1939The 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.
Who were born on May 23, 1939?
- 1939Jack McCarthy, American poet
- 1939Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
- 1939Reinhard Hauff, German film director
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