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Thursday 17 February 1938

1938-02-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). A Yank at Oxford, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Yank at Oxford

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Bringing Up Baby

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis

Country: United States

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The Girl Was Young

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont

Country: United States

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Of Human Hearts

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom

Artists and Their Work

Starring: Alan Best, Kenneth Clark, Robert Gibbings, John Graham

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
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Facts:
  • 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Egypts queen
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Sebastian Pozas -- Feb. 14, 1938
  • Life: Gary Cooper

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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