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Tuesday 23 May 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 23, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reinhard Hauff and Michel Colombier. Wolf Call, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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Movies

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Wolf Call

Directed by: George Waggner

Starring: John Carroll, Movita, George Lynn, Guy Usher

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The Gorilla

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise

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It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Country: United States

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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess

Country: United States

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Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Percy Ponsonby

Starring: Charles Heslop

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
  • Reinhard Hauff: German actor, writer, director and producer whose main body of work was on early television.
  • Michel Colombier: French composer, songwriter, arranger, and conductor.
  • Ron Stevens: Horse trainer.
  • Stanley Plumly: American poet, who is professor of English and director of University of Maryland, College Park's creative writing program.
  • Jack McCarthy: Kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81.
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Facts:
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed Professor at Conservatory of Leningrad
  • Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland
  • Submarine Squalis sinks off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 26 die.
  • British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949.
  • British decoration, George Cross, first presented.

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Planetary positions on this day

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