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Wednesday 31 May 1939

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charles Drain and Roberto Raviola. Young Mr. Lincoln, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939 while Wickford Point by John P. Marquand was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

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Young Mr. Lincoln

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver

Country: United States

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It's a Wonderful World

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke II

Starring: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee

Country: United States

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States

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Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth

Country: United States

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Union Pacific

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Magazine Covers

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  • Life: Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Glenn L. Martin -- May 29, 1939
  • Life: Worlds Fair guide

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Books

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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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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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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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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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