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Sunday 27 August 1939

US date format: 8/27/1939, UK date format: 27/8/1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 27, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include William Least Heat-Moon and Jorge Paulo Lemann. 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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Movies

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Country: United States of America

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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 27 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Erich Warsitz makes 1st jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178)
  • Heinkel He-178 makes 1st manned flight with rocket / jet propulsion
  • Nazi Germany demands Danzig and Polish corridor
  • Queen Wilhelmina receives German ambassador Grave Zech
  • First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.

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Planetary positions on August 27, 1939 - Geocentric view

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