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

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1939 ?
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Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Bette Davis
Bette Davis
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Books

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

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Books

All This, and Heaven Too - Rachel Field

All This, and Heaven Too - Rachel Field

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Books

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

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Books

Wickford Point - John P. Marquand

Wickford Point - John P. Marquand

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Old Journal Ads

Wicks Organs  Buy a Superb Pipe Organ (1939)Wicks Organs Buy a Superb Pipe Organ (1939)
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Old Journal Ads

Guitarist Jean Cibelli Gretsch Guitars (1939)Guitarist Jean Cibelli Gretsch Guitars (1939)
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Old Journal Ads

Calvert Whiskey  Because Its Smoother (1939)Calvert Whiskey Because Its Smoother (1939)
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Tell the world why Monday, 23 January 1939 is such a special date for you!