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Thursday 13 April 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Sorvino in Brookyn and Barbara-Rose Collins. Dark Victory, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Dark Victory

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Buck Rogers

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran

Country: United States

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Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Midnight

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Paul Sorvino in Brookyn: New York, USA; stage/screen actor (Law and Order, Reds, Goodfellas, A Touch of Class, That Championship Season, An American Millionaire, The Mating Dance, Skyscraper, King Lear).
  • Barbara-Rose Collins: American politician (Representative-Democrat-Michigan).
  • Wijnie Jabaaij: Dutch Member of Parliament (PvdA).
  • Seamus Heaney: Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate.
  • Paul Sorvino: American actor singer and director.
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Facts:
  • Britain offers a quotguaranteequot to Romania and Greece.
  • John Steinbeck's novel ''The Grapes of Wrath'' is first published.
  • At a meeting in Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet meets with Soviet Ambassador Jakob Suritz, and suggests that a ampquotpeace frontampquot comprising France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland and Romania would deter Germany from war.

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  • Life: Texas Ranger
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ginger Rogers -- Apr. 10, 1939
  • Life: Lookalike dolls

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Books

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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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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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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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