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Tuesday 17 October 1939

US date format: 10/17/1939, UK date format: 17/10/1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oliver Rackham . The Roaring Twenties, directed by Raoul Walsh, 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 ?

The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Country: United States of America

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The Cat and the Canary

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

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Torture Ship

Directed by: Victor Halperin

Starring: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

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At the Circus

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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 17 October 1939 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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