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Friday 25 August 1939

1939-08-25

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Alfred Werker

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino

Country: United States

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The Women

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell

Country: United States

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5th Ave Girl

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly, Verree Teasdale

Country: United States

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The Wizard of Oz

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Country: United States

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The Four Feathers

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

Starring: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
  • RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
  • Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
  • Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Badham: Luton, England -- Director (Dracula, Short Circuit).
  • John Bardon: English actor (d. 2014).
  • Ana Ribeiro: Brazilian astrologer, highly praised among her colleagues, a consultant, teacher, international lecturer and member of AFA.
  • Liselot[te JM] Beekmeyer: Actress (Issue Blum).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Babe Siebert: Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1939).
Facts:
  • The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • An Irish Republican Army bomb explodes in the centre of Coventry, England, killing 5 people.
  • MGM's classic musical film ''The Wizard of Oz'', based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, is released in theaters everywhere.
  • Division of Grazing renamed U.S. Grazing Service.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Train travel
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eleanor Holm -- Aug. 21, 1939
  • Life: Baby actress

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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