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Sunday 8 October 1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 8, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Hogan and Jean-Claude Gaudin. Sabotage, directed by Harold Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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What the sky looked like on 8 October 1939

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Movies

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Sabotage

Directed by: Harold Young

Starring: Arleen Whelan, Gordon Oliver, Charley Grapewin, Lucien Littlefield

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Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday

Directed by: Walter Forde

Starring: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers, Wally Patch

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Eternally Yours

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Starring: Loretta Young, David Niven, Hugh Herbert, Billie Burke

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The Arizona Kid

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally March, Stuart Hamblen

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Honeymoon in Bali

Directed by: Edward H. Griffith

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones, Akim Tamiroff

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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

Major League Baseball on NBC

Starring: Bob Costas, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
  • Paul Hogan: Australian actor and screenwriter who is best known for his first feature film, "Crocodile Dundee," and it's sequel, "Crocodile Dundee II," both of which he penned and both of which became huge hits after the first one opened in Australia on 4/22/1986.
  • Jean-Claude Gaudin: French politician for Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).
  • Giuseppe Beghetto
  • Harvey Pekar: American comic book writer (Born 1939).
  • Elvīra Ozoliņa: Latvian javelin thrower.
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Facts:
  • New York Yankees sweep Cincinnati Reds in 36th World Series, fourth straight World Series win.
  • World War II: Germany annexes Western Poland.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 08, 1939 - Geocentric view

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