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Tuesday 15 August 1939

US date format: 8/15/1939, UK date format: 15/8/1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Avril and Jean-Claude Mathis. Range War, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Major League Baseball on NBC.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Range War

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba

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Irish Luck

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Dick Purcell, Lillian Elliott, Dennis Moore

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The Man They Could Not Hang

Directed by: Nick Grinde

Starring: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

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In Old Monterey

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, George 'Gabby' Hayes

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In Name Only

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

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Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Major League Baseball on NBC

Starring: Bob Costas, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully

Trooping the Colour

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Historical Events

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  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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  • In 1st night game at Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • The Wizard of Oz movie premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood.
  • 13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. No survivors.

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