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Monday 23 January 1939

US date format: 1/23/1939, UK date format: 23/1/1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 23, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sonny Chiba and Sonny Chiba. Honolulu, directed by Edward Buzzell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Vine Street.
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Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns, Gracie Allen

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Wings of the Navy

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, John Payne, Frank McHugh

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Fisherman's Wharf

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Starring: Bobby Breen, Leo Carrillo, Henry Armetta, Lee Patrick

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Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Country: United States

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They Made Me a Criminal

Directed by: Busby Berkeley

Starring: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan

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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

Guest Night

Starring: A.G. Street

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Foundations of Cookery

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

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  • 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:
  • Sonny Chiba: Japanese actor and martial artist.
  • Sonny Chiba: Japanese actor and martial artist.
  • Arlene Golonka in Chicago: Illinois, USA; actress (Millie - Mayberry RFD).
  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Planetary positions on January 23, 1939 - Geocentric view

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