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Thursday 23 February 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Viktoras Kulvinskas and Claude Melki. 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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Movies

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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Stagecoach

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 23 February 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Facts:
  • Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA to become wrestling champion.
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards an Oscar (Special Award) to Walt Disney for screen innovation for the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney is presented one statuette and seven miniature statuettes.

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