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Monday 27 February 1939

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Antoinette Sibley and Kenzo Takada. Stagecoach, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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Stagecoach

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine

Country: United States

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Made for Each Other

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
  • Saint Honorine
Famous Birthdays:
  • Antoinette Sibley: Ballerina (Turning Point).
  • Kenzo Takada: Japanese director (Dream After Dream).
  • Peter Alexander: American artist who customarily sells in the '90s for $18,000 to $25,000.
  • Iain Calder: Scottish-American journalist and editor of an American tabloid, "The National Enquirer.
  • Don McKinnon: English-New Zealand politician 12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand.
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Facts:
  • Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
  • US Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
  • Belgian government of Pierlot falls.
  • English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire.
  • United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.

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  • Life: Twelveday cruise
  • Time: Polish pianist
  • Life: Frances top general

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Books

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story ...

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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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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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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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