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Wednesday 25 October 1939

1939-10-25

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Port of Shadows, directed by Marcel Carn, 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 ?

Port of Shadows

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michle Morgan

Country: United States

The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane

Country: United States

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At the Circus

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
Famous Birthdays:
  • Arlene Howell: American Beauty title holder of the Miss USA contest of 1958 she is also known as Eurlyne Howell.
  • Don Stewart: American Pentecostal minister and purported faith healer.
  • Zelmo Beaty: American basketball player and coach (d. 2013).
  • Fred Marcellino: American author and illustrator (d. 2001).
  • Nikos Nikolaidis: Greek director producer and screenwriter (d. 2007).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Nylon stockings go on sale in US for 1st time
  • ''The Time of Your Life'', a drama by William Saroyan, debuts in New York City.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Womens fashions
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Cyril Newall -- Oct. 23, 1939
  • Life: German Uboats

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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