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Friday 26 May 1939

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerald Ronson and Merab Kostava. Young Mr. Lincoln, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Wickford Point by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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Television Surveys

Television Surveys

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Young Mr. Lincoln

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver

Country: United States

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It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke II

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee

Country: United States

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States

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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

Country: United States

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Union Pacific

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1939?

  • Life: Worlds Fair guide
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nelson Rockefeller -- May 22, 1939
  • Life: Anne Lindbergh

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Books

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

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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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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