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Wednesday 22 February 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 22, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include André Lawrence and Alain Jacquet. Murder in the Night, directed by Norman Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Vine Street.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Murder in the Night

Directed by: Norman Lee

Starring: Jack La Rue, Sandra Storme, Bernard Lee, Martin Walker

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Wife, Husband and Friend

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

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Let Freedom Ring

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Nelson Eddy, Virginia Bruce, Victor McLaglen, Lionel Barrymore

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Six-Gun Rhythm

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tex Fletcher, Joan Barclay, Ralph Peters, Reed Howes

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Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Vine Street

Starring: John Barkeley, Shirley Thomas

Country: United States

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Western Cabaret

Starring: Bill Campbell, Buck Douglas, Evelyn Dall, Harry Lester

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eric Wild and His Band

Starring: Eric Wild and His Band

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1939 ?

  • Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
  • United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Ash Wednesday in 2023.
  • Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
  • The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
Famous Birthdays:
  • André Lawrence: Canadian actor, movies and French TV, active between 1964 and 1979.
  • Alain Jacquet: French artist, representative of the American Pop Art movement, known for his "Camouflage Botticelli (Birth of Venus)" (1963-64), which references the painting "The Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli.
  • Steve Barber pitcher (Baltimore Orioles: New York Yankees).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Antonio Machado: Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
  • Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 22, 1939 - Geocentric view

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