What Happened on April 5, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Membership of Hitler Youth becomes obligatory

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Buxton, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Crispian St. Peters, British singer
  • David Winters, American actor, dancer, choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson & Miracles-Shop Around)

Famous Deaths

  • William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies