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Thursday 26 January 1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marshall Lieb . Gunga Din, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Escape by Ethel Vance was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Television Surveys.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Television Surveys

Movies

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

Gunga Din

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen

Country: United States

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Jesse James

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly

Country: United States

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Son of Frankenstein

Directed by: Rowland V. Lee

Starring: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi

Country: United States

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The Dawn Patrol

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

Country: United States

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Filming begins on Gone With the Wind
  • Franco conquers Barcelona
  • Federal Hall National Monument established.
  • Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Bette Davis
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William Faulkner -- Jan. 23, 1939
  • Life: Lucius Beebe

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Books

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

Escape

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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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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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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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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