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Tuesday 28 November 1939

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gary Troxel and Dennis Gormley. Destry Rides Again, directed by George Marshall, 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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Old Newspapers

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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

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Come and Be Televised

Starring: Jasmine Bligh, Bruce Forsyth

Movies

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

Destry Rides Again

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

Country: United States

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Allegheny Uprising

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders

Country: United States

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The Flying Deuces

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker

Country: United States

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Drums Along the Mohawk

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver

Country: United States

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The Roaring Twenties

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see November 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day - Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bah�
  • Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii: Feast of the Holy Sovereigns in honor of the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii
  • Albania - Albanian Independence day (from Turkey, 1912); also known as Albanian Flag Day due to other National events that correspond to this day
  • Mauritania - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gary Troxel: Rocker.
  • Dennis Gormley: American merchandise marketer, mechanical engineer and CEO in charge of Federal-Mogul, a large auto parts manufacturing company.
  • Jean-Louis Thys: Belgian politician, a member of the Social Christian Party.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank organizes Judenrat
  • Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-attack treaty

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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Grandpa Toscanini
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Queen Wilhelmina -- Nov. 27, 1939
  • Life: German raider

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Books

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

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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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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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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