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Friday 13 January 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Edgardo Cozarinsky and Jacek Gmoch. Jesse James, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Jesse James

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Country: United States

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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The Dawn Patrol

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

Country: United States

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 January 1939 ?

  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Belgian premier signs Burgos-treaty for trade relations with Franco.
  • The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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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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