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Thursday 25 May 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 25, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ian McKellen and Dixie Carter. 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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What the sky looked like on 25 May 1939

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

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 25 May 1939 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ian McKellen: British actor, an Oscar nominee in 1999 for his role in "Gods and Monsters.
  • Dixie Carter: American actress whose primary medium was TV, appearing on five successive series, "On Our Own," 1977-1978, "Out of the Blue," 1979, "Filthy Rich," 1982-1983, "Diff'rent Strokes," 1984-1985 and "Designing Woman, " 1986.
  • Francis Mer: French businessman, industrialist and politician.
  • Ferdinand Bracke: Belgium sport Champion.
  • Dixie [Virginia] Carter in McLemoresville: Tennessee, USA; actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carl Storck becomes the second NFL president.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 25, 1939 - Geocentric view

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