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Saturday 19 August 1939

US date format: 8/19/1939, UK date format: 19/8/1939

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Ginger Baker and Yves Pietrasanta. Range War, directed by Lesley Selander, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Major League Baseball on NBC.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Range War

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba

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Irish Luck

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Dick Purcell, Lillian Elliott, Dennis Moore

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The Man They Could Not Hang

Directed by: Nick Grinde

Starring: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

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In Old Monterey

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, George 'Gabby' Hayes

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In Name Only

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

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TV Series

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

Major League Baseball on NBC

Starring: Bob Costas, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully

Trooping the Colour

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Historical Events

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  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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  • 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, New Jersey (state record)
  • Hitler, after evaluating the pace of the non-aggression negotiations with the Soviet Union, orders the Kriegsmarine to begin the opening operations for ''Fall Weiss'', the invasion of Poland. The , as well as dozens of u-boats, cast off for their advance positions. According to William L. Shirer, Hitler spends the next few days worrying that the Russians will not come to terms in time for the rest of the invasion plans to unfold as scheduled.

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