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Monday 16 January 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Van Hamme and Marshall Trimble. Gunga Din, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Country: United States

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They Made Me a Criminal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan

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Mr. Moto's Last Warning

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field, John Carradine

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States

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The Mikado

Directed by: Victor Schertzinger

Starring: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville

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TV Series

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

Television Surveys

Western Cabaret

Starring: Bill Campbell, Buck Douglas, Evelyn Dall, Harry Lester

Guest Night

Starring: A.G. Street

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foundations of Cookery

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 January 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand
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Facts:
  • Comic strip Superman debuts in the USA.
  • The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.

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