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Wednesday 22 February 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include André Lawrence and Alain Jacquet. Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stagecoach

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine

Country: United States

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Made for Each Other

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen

Country: United States

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Jesse James

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Country: United States

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 22 February 1939

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TV Series

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 February 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Facts:
  • Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.

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