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Friday 14 April 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cameron Cooper and Jennifer Fowler. Dark Victory, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 April 1939 ?

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Cameron Cooper: American who has appeared in previous editions of AstroDatabank as "the red-haired actress who appeared in Kenneth Anger's 'Pleasure Dome' and who was a "self-proclaimed witch.
  • Jennifer Fowler: Composer.
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  • John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath published
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

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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: 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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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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