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Saturday 16 September 1939

US date format: 9/16/1939, UK date format: 16/9/1939

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 16, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Breyten Breytenbach and Claude Kroës. Dust Be My Destiny, directed by Lewis Seiler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dust Be My Destiny

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Starring: John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

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Honeymoon in Bali

Directed by: Edward H. Griffith

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones, Akim Tamiroff

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Babes in Arms

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

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The Rains Came

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

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

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Major League Baseball on NBC

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 September 1939 ?

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
  • Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
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  • 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (60 810 64)
  • 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
  • New York Yankees clinch their 11th and 4th successive pennant
  • A ceasefire ends the undeclared Border War between The Soviet Union (and Mongolian allies) and Japan.

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