What Happened on May 7, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Maestro, American rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • Marco St John, American actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1982-94), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden, Germany