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Sunday 30 April 1939

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ellen Taafe Zwilich and Pieter van. Union Pacific, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 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 ?

Union Pacific

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Juarez

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne

Country: United States

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Dark Victory

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Buck Rogers

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran

Country: United States

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Dodge City

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
  • LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Miami, Florida -- (1st woman composer Pulitzer 1982).
  • Pieter van: Vollenhoven; husband of Dutch Princess Margriet.
  • Pieter Vollenhoven: Dutch musician, a pianist, who married Princess Margareth of the Netherlands.
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Facts:
  • Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba forms.
  • NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
  • The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.

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  • Life: Neville Chamberlain
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Heinrich Himmler -- Apr. 24, 1939
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Books

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

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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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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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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