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Tuesday 6 December 1938

1938-12-06

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Pygmalion, directed by Anthony Asquith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Pygmalion

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson

Country: United States

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The Terror of Tiny Town

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes

Country: United States

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Blondie

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms

Country: United States

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Angels with Dirty Faces

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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The Lady Vanishes

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Guest Night

Starring: A.G. Street

Country: United Kingdom

Telecrime

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom

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Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 December 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Spain - Constitution Day
  • Belgium and the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, a day on which a skinny version of Santa Claus gives the children oranges, candy and toys.
  • Finland - Finland Independence Day (from Russia, 1917)
  • Canada - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
  • Also see December 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Ossman: Comedian (Firesign Theater).
  • Patrick Bauchau: Belgian actor, son of Henry, psychoanalyst, widely known for his roles in "La Collectionneuse" (Eric Rohmer), the James Bond "A view to a kill" in 1985, "Ray", Ray Charles' biopic, Emmanuelle 4 with Sylvia Kristel, and "Universal Soldier" with Jean-Claude Van Damme in 2012.
  • Nicholas Lyell: British lawyer and politician, a Member of Parliament from 1979 returned at General Election June 11, 1987.
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Facts:
  • 117 Spanish knights under Captain Piet Laros return to the Netherlands
  • French / German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)
  • Kingdom of Yugoslavia parliamentary election: The opposition gains votes but not seats.
  • Following elections in the Lithuanian city of Memel the Lithuanian Nazi party wins over 90% of the votes.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1938 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Umbrella Man - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1938?

  • Life: Ballerina
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Clifford Odets -- Dec. 5, 1938
  • Esquire

Books

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

The Yearling

By: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

This thrilling novel of a doctor's life has been the subject of a Mobil Masterpiece Theatre dramatic series on PBS. "Cronin's distinguished achievement. . . .

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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

My Son My Son [Jun 01, 1938] Spring, Howard ...

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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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