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Monday 17 July 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Warwick Hutton and Andree Champagne. Beau Geste, directed by William A. Wellman, 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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Movies

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

Beau Geste

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Each Dawn I Die

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan

Country: United States

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Bachelor Mother

Directed by: Garson Kanin

Starring: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Five Came Back

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie

Country: United States

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Tarzan Finds a Son!

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Warwick Hutton: Artist.
  • Andree Champagne: French Canadian actress and politician.
  • Alain Geismar: French political activist, a major personality in the events of the May 1968 revolution.
  • Milva : Italian chanson singer, told gregor that birth record officers recorded her birth for day after actual birth.
  • Andrée Champagne: Canadian actress and politician.
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Facts:
  • 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok Country Club - Flushing, New York

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Lord Halifax
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sonja Henie -- July 17, 1939
  • Life: Japan home guard

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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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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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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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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