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Wednesday 10 May 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Goodbye, Mr. Chips, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States

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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

Country: United States

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Union Pacific

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Dark Victory

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Television Surveys

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 May 1939 ?

  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
  • Saint Quaratus and Quintus
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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