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Thursday 12 May 1938

1938-05-12

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). The Adventures of Robin Hood, directed by Michael Curtiz, 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 ?

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Vivacious Lady

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison

Country: United States

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International Crime

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson

Country: United States

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Test Pilot

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Boat Race

Starring: Clare Balding, Andrew Cotter, Wayne Pommen, Helen Skelton

Country: United Kingdom

Byng-Ho!

Starring: Douglas Byng, The BBC Television Orchestra

Country: United Kingdom

Comedy Cabaret

Starring: Molly Fisher, Charles Heslop, Arthur Prince, George Robey

Country: United Kingdom

Eric Wild and His Band

Starring: Eric Wild and His Band

Country: United Kingdom

Craftsmen at Work

Starring: S.P.B. Mais

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jim Massey: American artist, an American contemporary who does shining work in steel industrial tubing.
  • Marie-Josée Roig: French politician who served as a member of the National Assembly from 2007 to 2012, representing the 1st District of Vaucluse.
  • Andrei Amalrik: Russian writer / dissident.
  • Millie Perkins in Passaic: New Jersey, USA; actress (Jane - Knots Landing).
  • Susan Hampshire: London, England -- Actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free).
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Facts:
  • Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
  • U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull rejects Russia's offer of a joint defence pact to counter rise of Nazi Germany.

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Music Charts

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. The Girl In The Bonnet Of Blue - Dick Todd

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Summer styles
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Orson Welles -- May 9, 1938
  • Life: VicePresident John Garner

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

18x11x3cm. Broché.

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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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