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Thursday 9 November 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marco Bellocchio and Björn Engholm. Allegheny Uprising, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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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


Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Port of Shadows

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michle Morgan

Country: United States

The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 November 1939 ?

  • Roman Catholicism - Dedication of the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)
  • Also see November 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Cambodia - Independence Day (1953)
  • Pakistan - Allama Iqbal Day (1877)
  • Germany - November 9th is often called Germany's Schicksalstag (day of fate) due to the events of 1848, 1918, 1923, 1938, and 1989.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Marco Bellocchio: Italian film director of short subjects and documentaries prior to an auspicious debut feature in 1965, "First in His Pocket.
  • Björn Engholm: German politician, Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein from 1988-1993.
  • Matti Paananen: Finnish pro musician; lost a daughter to drugs when she overdosed.
  • Barbara Watterson: British scientist who is well known as the foremost Egyptologist in Europe.
  • Alain Giletti: France sport Champion.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dirk Klop: Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr.
  • Ninotchka, with Greta Garbo premieres
  • Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
  • Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents
  • WWII: Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.

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

  • Life: English air defense
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Tom Harmon -- Nov. 6, 1939
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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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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