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Thursday 17 June 1937

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Maynard and Peter Fitzgerald. A Day at the Races, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 On TV people were watching Wimbledon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

A Day at the Races

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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Kid Galahad

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Charlie Chan at the Olympics

Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone

Starring: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore

Country: United States

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Captains Courageous

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wimbledon

Starring: Sue Barker, John McEnroe, Tim Henman, Andy Murray

Country: United Kingdom

Sports Review

Starring: Howard Marshall

Country: United Kingdom

For the Children

Starring: Mary Adams

Country: United Kingdom

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Queue for Song

Starring: Queenie Leonard, Dennis Van Thai

Country: United Kingdom

Masks Through the Ages

Starring: Duncan Melvin

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Maynard: American journalist who was the first black national correspondent with the Washington Post in 1967; within ten years he was a journalist of national stature as a reporter, editor and social critic.
  • Peter Fitzgerald: Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013).
  • Ted Nelson: American sociologist and philosopher.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1937?

  • Life: US Senator Lewis
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul van Zeeland -- June 14, 1937
  • Life: College Days

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Books

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

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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Northwest Passage (novel)

By: Kenneth Roberts

Northwest Passage is about the career of a great but hitherto almost unknown figure in colonial history major Rogers who's incredible exploits in the five years of the old French War prove him the greatest of all Indian Fighters equally ...

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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Videogames

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