Thursday 17 August 1939
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
John, the Soldier of Vengeance
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of 17 August 1939 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
See other famous people born on 17 August
Sanders : American poet, author, activist and musician, a member of the 60s band The Fugs.
Ed Sanders: Kansas City Writer.
Luther Allison: Mayflower, Arkansas -- Rock guitarist (Bad News is Coming).
Anthony Valentine: English actor (d. 2015).
- The Wizard of Oz movie opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in New York.
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1939?
- Life: Baby actress
- Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Maurice Gamelin -- Aug. 14, 1939
- Life: FSAs Paul McNutt
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
- 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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