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Friday 8 December 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lynn Wilson and Sir James Galway. Gone with the Wind, directed by Victor Fleming, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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 ?

Gone with the Wind

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States

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Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

Country: United States

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Allegheny Uprising

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Flying Deuces

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

Country: United States

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Drums Along the Mohawk

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1939 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) - Ambrose & His Orchestra vocal Denny Dennis

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: UCLA Homecoming
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carl Sandburg -- Dec. 4, 1939
  • Esquire

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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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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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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