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Friday 17 February 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mary Ann Mobley in Biloxi and John Leyton. Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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Movies

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

Stagecoach

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine

Country: United States

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Made for Each Other

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen

Country: United States

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Jesse James

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Country: United States

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Willy Hess: German violinist and educator (d. 1928).
Facts:
  • Katwijk soccer team forms.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Norma Shearer
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pablo Picasso -- Feb. 13, 1939
  • Life: Peruke hairstyle

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Books

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Rebecca

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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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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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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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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