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Friday 19 May 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 19, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include James Fox and Nancy Kwan. 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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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 19 May 1939 ?

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
Famous Birthdays:
  • James Fox: London, England -- Actor (Greystoke).
  • Nancy Kwan: Hong Kong-American actress and makeup artist.
  • Carol Saline
  • Francis Scobee: American astronaut, a former USAF pilot who flew combat missions in Vietnam.
  • John Mascotte: American executive and CEO in charge of Continental Corporation, a property-casualty underwriting company that went through some difficult times in the 80's.
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  • Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 19, 1939 - Geocentric view

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