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Friday 12 May 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Ziegler and Ronald Ziegler. It's a Wonderful World, directed by W.S. Van Dyke II, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Wickford Point by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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Television Surveys

Television Surveys

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Movies

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

It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke II

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee

Country: United States

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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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Juarez

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Joyce -- May 8, 1939
  • Life: Joe DiMaggio baseball
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grover A. Whalen -- May 1, 1939

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Books

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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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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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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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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