ON THIS DAY in 1933, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution was repealed, thereby making it legal once again to manufacture, transport and sell alcohol. This event was depicted in the 1939 Raoul Walsh film, THE ROARING TWENTIES, starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart.
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ON THIS DAY in 1884, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn was published for the first time, in England and Canada. Twain’s novel was adapted for the screen in 1939 as HUCKLEBERRY FINN, and starred Mickey Rooney.
ON THIS DAY in 1939, singer and actress Tina Turner was born. Turner was portrayed by Angela Bassett in the 1993 biographical film, WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?.