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Friday 24 March 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lynda Baron . Wuthering Heights, directed by William Wyler, 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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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Love Affair

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

Country: United States

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The Little Princess

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 March 1939 ?

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)
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  • Marks the seventh successive year of the world wide boycott of all German exports initiated by front page declarations in Britain and the U.S. 'Judea declares war on Germany'
  • Dictator Francisco Franco assumes power in Madrid.
  • American adventurer Richard Halliburton delivers a last message from a Chinese junk, before he disappears on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.

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

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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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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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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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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