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Monday 11 December 1939

1939-12-11

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Gulliver's Travels, directed by Dave Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Gulliver's Travels

Directed by: Dave Fleischer

Starring: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig

Country: United States

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Gone with the Wind

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

Country: United States

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Another Thin Man

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke II

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey

Country: United States

Allegheny Uprising

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 December 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
Famous Birthdays:
  • Thomas McGuane: United States -- Writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks).
  • Milon Brych: Czechoslovakian medical fraud who worked as a doctor in the cancer ward of Auckland Public Hospital from 1972-1976 until he was charged with practicing medicine without a license.
  • Tom Hayden: American political activist, one of the "Chicago-7" during his radical hippie days.
See other famous people born on 11 December
Facts:
  • New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Indian Summer - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  2. The Little Red Fox - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
  3. Stop! It's Wonderful - Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra
  4. Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra - Careless

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1939?

  • Life: Betty Grable
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nelson T. Johnson -- Dec. 11, 1939
  • Life: UCLA Homecoming

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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All This, and Heaven Too

By: Rachel Field

This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her ...

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Rebecca

By: Daphne du Maurier

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young ...

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Wickford Point

By: John P. Marquand

- A rediscovery. WICKFORD POINT follows "The Late George Apley as the second of Marquand's acclaimed and bestselling novels that Back Bay has restored to print.-

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