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Wednesday 29 March 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Terence Hill and Jean-Marie Vanlerenberghe. Dodge City, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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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TV Series

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Movies

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

Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Midnight

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Country: United States

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Wuthering Heights

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

Country: United States

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Love Affair

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 March 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Bertold (d.1179)
  • Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
  • St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
  • St. Eustace
  • Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
Famous Birthdays:
  • Terence Hill: Italian-German-American film actor, who debuted onscreen in 1962.
  • Jean-Marie Vanlerenberghe: French politician, an engineer by training, who served as mayor of Arras from June 1995 to February 2011.
  • Mario Girotti: Italy Actor.
  • Roland Arnall: French-American businessman and diplomat 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008).
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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Woman with umbrella
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Francisco Franco -- Mar. 27, 1939
  • Life: Rep Joe Martin

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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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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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