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Sunday 1 October 1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include George Archer and Philip Cox. Ninotchka, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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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

Movies

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

Ninotchka

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

Country: United States

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Essex and Elizabeth

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
Famous Birthdays:
  • George Archer: American professional golfer, a member of the PGA Senior Tour.
  • Philip Cox: Philip Cox: Australian architect who designed a number of Sydney's buildings including the football stadium, aquarium and exhibition center.
  • Geoffrey Whitehead: English actor.
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Facts:
  • Churchill calls Soviets riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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Magazine Covers

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  • Esquire
  • Life: Britains Ironside
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General von Brauchitsch -- Sep. 25, 1939

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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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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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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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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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