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Monday 2 October 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov and Jean Vallée. Ninotchka, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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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

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

Which were the important events of 2 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 24).
  • Jean Vallée: Belgian singer and songwriter, he competed twice at the Eurovision song contest, finishing 8th in 1970 and second in 1978.
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Facts:
  • Birdbaths installed in Union Square, San Francisco

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Cordell Hull
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Vandenberg -- Oct. 2, 1939
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Books

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

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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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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Escape

By: Ethel Vance

This vintage September, 1939 book, published by Little, Brown and Company, is a stated first edition. Synopsis The time is the late '30s before World War II. Emmy Ritter, an actress who had fled to America, foolishly returns to Nazi ...

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