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Sunday 1 January 1939, NewYear’s Day

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michele Mercier and John Grundhofer. The Dawn Patrol, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while My Son, My Son! by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Starring: Bettie Cameron Smail

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

Down on the Farm

Starring: A.G. Street

Vanity Fair

Starring: Bettie Cameron Smail

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Dawn Patrol

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

Country: United States

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Pygmalion

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson

Country: United States

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The Terror of Tiny Town

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes

Country: United States

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Blondie

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1939 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • William Hewlett and David Packard found Hewlett-Packard in the USA.
  • Anglo-American trade agreement goes into effect, cutting tariffs in US, England, and Crown Colonies.
  • Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ?C (113 ?F) heat, a record for the city.
  • The Hewlett-Packard Company is founded.

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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. You're A Sweet Little Headache - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Martha Tilton)
  2. Thanks for Everything - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  3. They Say - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

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Books

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

My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

My Son My Son [Jun 01, 1938] Spring, Howard ...

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The Yearling

By: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.

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Northwest Passage

By: Kenneth Roberts

From the front flap of this 709 page John Jakes reprint of this 1936 classic title: "'Northwest Passage' is a timeless classic written by one of America's finest historical novelists, Kenneth Roberts.

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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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