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Monday 23 January 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Arlene Golonka in Chicago and Sonny Chiba. Gunga Din, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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TV Series

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Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Movies

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

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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The Dawn Patrol

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

Country: United States

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
Famous Birthdays:
  • Arlene Golonka in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (Millie - Mayberry RFD).
  • Sonny Chiba: Japanese actor and martial artist.
  • Patrick Giros: French priest who founded in 1981 and then ran the 'Aux captifs, la libération' organisation, a Christian mission for street people.
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Facts:
  • quotDutch War Scarequot: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris of the ''Abwehr'' leaks misinformation to the effect that Germany plans to invade the Netherlands in February, with the aim of using Dutch air-fields to launch a strategic bombing offensive against Britain. The quotDutch War Scarequot leads to a major change in British policies towards Europe.

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  • Life: Bette Davis
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
  • Life: Lucius Beebe

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Books

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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Wickford Point

By: John P. Marquand

- A rediscovery. WICKFORD POINT follows "The Late George Apley as the second of Marquand's acclaimed and bestselling novels that Back Bay has restored to print.-

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Escape

By: Ethel Vance

This vintage September, 1939 book, published by Little, Brown and Company, is a stated first edition. Synopsis The time is the late '30s before World War II. Emmy Ritter, an actress who had fled to America, foolishly returns to Nazi ...

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All This, and Heaven Too

By: Rachel Field

This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her ...

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