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Thursday 31 August 1939

US date format: 8/31/1939, UK date format: 31/8/1939

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1939). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Amarande (actress) and Catherine Rouvel. The Rains Came, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 On TV people were watching Come and Be Televised.
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Movies

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

The Rains Came

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

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Golden Boy

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

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Blackmail

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

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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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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 31 August 1939 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Japanese invasion army driven out of Mongolia
  • Staged Polish assault on radio station in Gleiwitz
  • Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day thus starting World War II in Europe.

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Planetary positions on August 31, 1939 - Geocentric view

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