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Wednesday 17 May 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 17, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Sacré and Gerald Eaves. Wolf Call, directed by George Waggner, 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 17 May 1939

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Movies

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

Wolf Call

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

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The Gorilla

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise

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It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States

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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess

Country: United States

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Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st sports telecast-Columbia vs. Princeton-college baseball
  • The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 17, 1939 - Geocentric view

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