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Tuesday 18 April 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Glen Hardin and Von McDaniel. Juarez, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Disputed Passage by Lloyd C. Douglas 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 30 days ?

Juarez

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Dark Victory

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Buck Rogers

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran

Country: United States

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Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Midnight

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Glen Hardin: Rocker.
  • Von McDaniel: Baseball player.
  • Marian Brayton: American TV executive, Vice-President of Dramatic Specials at CBS-TV as of 1982, continues to work as executive producer of made-for-television movies.
  • Thomas Moyer: American lawyer and judge (d. 2010).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theo Mann: Actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88.
Facts:
  • Franz von Papen becomes German ambassador in Turkey.
  • Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government.
  • The Soviet Union proposes a quotpeace frontquot to resist aggression.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Hildegarde
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eleanor Roosevelt -- Apr. 17, 1939
  • Life: Texas Ranger

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Books

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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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The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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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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