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Monday 23 October 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charlie Foxx and Ellie Greenwich. Port of Shadows, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Port of Shadows

Directed by: Marcel Carn

Starring: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michle Morgan

Country: United States

The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane

Country: United States

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At the Circus

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx

Country: United States

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Country: United States

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Jamaica Inn

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Zane Grey: US western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1939?

  • Life: Womens fashions
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Cyril Newall -- Oct. 23, 1939
  • Life: German Uboats

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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Rebecca

By: Daphne du Maurier

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young ...

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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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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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