It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

  • Gunga DinGunga Din
    directed by George Stevens
    starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen
  • Jesse JamesJesse James
    directed by Henry King
    starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly
  • Son of FrankensteinSon of Frankenstein
    directed by Rowland V. Lee
    starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 23 January 1939 ?


Holidays
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Famous People born
Arlene Golonka in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (Millie - Mayberry RFD).
Sonny Chiba: Japanese actor and martial artist

Famous People died
Matthias Sindelar: Austrian soccer star, commits suicide.
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Personalised Chocolate Gifts

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Magazine Covers

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

  •  Bette Davis Life
    Bette Davis
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
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Books

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

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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 of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field

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 employer; when the Duc murdered his wife in the most savage fashion, she had to plead her own case before the Chancellor of France in a sensational murder trial that helped

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

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 bride of a husband she barely knew.

Wickford Point by John P. Marquand

Wickford Point

by John P. Marquand


On the heels of The Late George Apley, the novel for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1939, John P. Marquand turned his gently satiric gaze on his own profession-the writing life-in this delectable portrait of a stagnant yet distinguished literary family in early 20th-century Boston.

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Old Journal Ads

Gillette Dry Shaver (1939)Gillette Dry Shaver (1939)
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Green Giant Niblets Corn  Cellophane (1939)Green Giant Niblets Corn Cellophane (1939)
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