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Thursday 17 November 1938

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alvaro Leon Cassuto and Peter Snell. The Lady Vanishes, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 On TV people were watching Guest Night.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 Lady Vanishes

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

Country: United States

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The Citadel

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States

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Listen, Darling

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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The Sisters

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Starring: Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise

Country: United States

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Young Dr. Kildare

Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet

Starring: Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Lynne Carver

Country: United States

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

Order to View

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 17 November 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Alvaro Leon Cassuto: Composer.
  • Peter Snell: New Zealand -- 800m / 1500m runner (1960, 64 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Thomas Black: English industrial / auto collector.
  • Gordon Lightfoot: Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist known as the "Canadian Bard" and prominent for writing and recording such classics as "If You Could Read My Mind," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," and "Carefree Highway.
  • Charles Guthrie: Baron Guthrie of Craigiebank Scottish general.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Italy passes their own version of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws.
  • US Secretary of State Cordell Hull signs trade pacts with Great Britain and Canada.

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

  • Life: Brenda Frazier
  • Time: Head of the Customer Research Staff of General Motors Corp
  • Life: 1938 Elections

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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

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

6th printing. Little wear to boards. Content lightly toned with foxing to endpapers. DJ has chips to edges and toning.

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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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