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Tuesday 24 October 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Uri Sharvit and F Murray Abraham. Port of Shadows, directed by Marcel Carn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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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 ?

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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Ninotchka

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
  • Nazi require wearing of star of David
  • Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington, Delaware, USA).

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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

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Books

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

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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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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Disputed Passage

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

IT was two o'clock in the afternoon of the last Thursday in September, opening day of the autumn term. The weather was unseasonably sultry, and the air in Dr Milton (Tubby) Forrester's

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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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