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Monday 17 April 1939

1939-04-17

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Juarez, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Juarez

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Dark Victory

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Buck Rogers

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran

Country: United States

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Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Midnight

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Television Surveys

Country: United Kingdom

Western Cabaret

Starring: Bill Campbell, Buck Douglas, Harry Lester, Ted North

Country: United Kingdom

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Miller: American art dealer (d. 2011).
  • Claude Delacroix: Belgian radio entertainer.
  • Robin Knox-Johnston: Yachtsman.
  • Paul: French ecclesiastic, a Trappist monk.
  • Henri Conze: French senior official, who served from 1993 to 1996 as head of the “General Directorate for Armament”, which is the French Government Defense procurement agency responsible for the program management, development and purchase of weapon systems for the French military.
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Facts:
  • Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper in one for heavyweight boxing title.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Hildegarde
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eleanor Roosevelt -- Apr. 17, 1939
  • Life: Texas Ranger

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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