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Friday 6 October 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Douglas K Bereuter and John J LaFalce. Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Escape by Ethel Vance 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 ?

Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Judaism - Fast of Gedalia (2005)
  • Egypt - National Day or Victory Day; celebrates the results of the October war in 1973
  • U.S. - German-American Day observed since 1987; Mad Hatter Day
  • French Republican Calendar - �ne (Donkey) Day, fifteenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Ireland - Ivy Day, formerly honoring the Irish revolutionary Padraig Pearse, commemmorates the death of Charles Stewart Parnell.
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Facts:
  • Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France and Britain
  • Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
  • World War II: The last Polish army is defeated.

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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 ?

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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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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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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