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Friday 4 August 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 4, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo] and George M. Whitesides. In Name Only, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Trooping the Colour.
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What the sky looked like on 4 August 1939

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Movies

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

In Name Only

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

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The Spy in Black

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

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Mr. Wong in Chinatown

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Huntley Gordon

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Beau Geste

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Country: United States

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Renegade Trail

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Charlotte Wynters

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TV Series

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

Trooping the Colour

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
Famous Birthdays:
  • George M. Whitesides: Scientist.
  • Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo]: Gretna, Louisiana -- Rock vocalist (Sea Cruise).
  • Bob Meyer: American baseball player, left-handed pitcher/right-handed batter with the New York Yankees (1964), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Kansas City Athletics (1964), and Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers (1969–1970).
  • Jack Cunningham: Baron Cunningham of Felling English politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
  • Frank Vincent: American actor and producer.
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Facts:
  • Neville Chamberlain dismisses Parliament until October 3.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 04, 1939 - Geocentric view

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