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Friday 17 March 1939

1939-03-17

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Midnight, directed by Mitchell Leisen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Midnight

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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Alexander Nevsky

Directed by: S. Eisenstein

Starring: Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov

Country: United States

Love Affair

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

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 March 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
  • Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Giovanni Trapattoni: Italian soccer player in the Italian National Team who later became a coach, winning the Italian Title with his team in May 1986.
  • Robin Knox-Johnston: British adventurer, the first person known to sail solo around the world.
  • Paul Sauvage: France sport Champion.
  • Jim Gary: American sculptor (d. 2006).
  • Bill Graham: Canadian academic and politician 4th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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Facts:
  • Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and Japan begins,
  • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gives a speech in Birmingham, stating that Britain will oppose any effort at world domination on the part of Germany.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: NY Worlds Fair
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William R. Hearst -- Mar. 13, 1939
  • Life: Tallulah Bankhead

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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