Saturday 17 September 1938
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alec Broers and Paul Benedict in Silver City.
Room Service, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
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- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Alec Broers: Master (Churchill College Cambridge).
- Paul Benedict in Silver City: New Mexico, USA; actor (Harry - The Jeffersons).
- Thomas Labrecque: American executive and CEO of Chase Manhattan and David Rockefeller's chosen right-hand man.
- Paul Benedict: American actor (Born 1938).
- Perry Robinson: American clarinet player and composer.
- Bobby Wine: American Major League Baseball player
- Bruno Jasienski: Polish poet (Born 1901).
- 52nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (60 63)
- 58th US Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (63 68 62 61)
- Don Budge wins US Tennis open and completes Grand Slam
- British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meets with the Cabinet. He states that Adolf Hitler appears to be "a man who could be relied upon when he had given his word".
- Neville Chamberlain returns temporarily to London to confer with his cabinet. The Russian army masses along the Ukrainian frontier. Rumania agrees to allow Russian soldiers free passage across her territory to defend Czechoslovakia.
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