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Tuesday 8 August 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include William Alden Hibbard and Phil Balsley in Virginia. The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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TV Series

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Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Movies

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

The Wizard of Oz

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Country: United States

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The Four Feathers

Directed by: Zoltan Korda

Starring: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith

Country: United States

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Beau Geste

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Each Dawn I Die

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan

Country: United States

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Bachelor Mother

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
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Books

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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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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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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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