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Saturday 26 August 1939

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 26, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dagmar Koller and John Badham. 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 26 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

Trooping the Colour

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Brooklyn Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
  • Belgium mobilizes
  • Kroatia gets autonomous status

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 26, 1939 - Geocentric view

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