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Thursday 16 March 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Bilardo and Koos Van Den Akker. Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police, directed by James P. Hogan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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What the sky looked like on 16 March 1939

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Movies

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

Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police

Directed by: James P. Hogan

Starring: John Howard, Heather Angel, H.B. Warner, Reginald Denny

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You Can't Get Away with Murder

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Billy Halop, John Litel

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Panama Patrol

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Leon Ames, Charlotte Wynters, Adrienne Ames, Weldon Heyburn

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Love Affair

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

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Three Smart Girls Grow Up

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Deanna Durbin, Charles Winninger, Nan Grey, Helen Parrish

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TV Series

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

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

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Western Cabaret

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

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 March 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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Facts:
  • Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
  • Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine.
  • NHL record ten goals in one period-New York Rangers (7), New York Americans (3) and a record 26 points in the third period.
  • Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
  • From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on March 16, 1939 - Geocentric view

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