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Saturday 8 April 1939

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mary Leona Gage. Buck Rogers, directed by Ford Beebe, 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Buck Rogers

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran

Country: United States

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Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1939 ?

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Elizabeth Clare Prophet
  • Mary Leona Gage: American beauty pageant contestant and actress (d. 2010).
  • John Arbuthnott: Sir John Peebles Arbuthnott is a Scottish microbiologist, and was Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
  • Elizabeth Prophet: American spiritual leader and guru, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT) based on Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, New Age mysticism and masonry.
  • Manolis Angelopoulos: Greek singer (d. 1989).
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  • King Zog I of Albania, flees
  • ACV soccer team forms in Axes.

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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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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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