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Thursday 24 August 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Claude Lehmann . The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Alfred L. Werker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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What the sky looked like on 24 August 1939

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Movies

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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Country: United States

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Nurse Edith Cavell

Directed by: Herbert Wilcox

Starring: Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, May Robson

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The Fighting Renegade

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Tim McCoy, Joyce Bryant, Ben Corbett, Ted Adams

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Range War

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba

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Irish Luck

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Frankie Darro, Dick Purcell, Lillian Elliott, Dennis Moore

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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

Major League Baseball on NBC

Starring: Bob Costas, Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek, Vin Scully

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean-Claude Lehmann: French physicist, a founding member of the Academy of Technology, serving as its President from 2003 to 2004.
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Facts:
  • Germany and the USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
  • As details of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact become public, Neville Chamberlain recalls the Parliament of the United Kingdom several weeks early. In a burst of legislation, a War Powers Act is approved and HMG order the Royal Navy to be put on a war footing, all leaves to be cancelled, and the Naval and coast defense reserves to be called up, especially radar and anti-aircraft units. In addition, the last British and French private citizens in Germany are ordered home by their respective

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1939 - Geocentric view

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