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Tuesday 23 August 1938

1938-08-23

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). You Can't Take It with You, directed by Frank Capra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

You Can't Take It with You

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Block-Heads

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis

Country: United States

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Four Daughters

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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Letter of Introduction

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy

Country: United States

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Booloo

Directed by: Clyde E. Elliott

Starring: Colin Tapley, Jayne Regan, Mamo Clark

Country: United States

TV Series

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

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom

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Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom

Spelling Bee

Starring: F.H. Grisewood

Country: United Kingdom

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
  • Xavier Emmanuelli: French physician, co-founder and president of the humanitarian organization, "Doctors Without Borders," 1979-88.
  • Giacomo Bini: Italian priest and missionary (d. 2014).
  • Roger Greenaway: English singer-songwriter and producer (The Kestrels Brotherhood of Man and The Pipkins).
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Facts:
  • English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
  • Hitler, hosting a dinner on board the ocean liner ''Patria'' in Kiel Bay, tells the Regent of Hungary, Admiral Horthy, that action against Czechoslovakia is imminent and that quothe who wants to sit at the table must at least help in the kitchenquot, a reference to Horthy's designs on Carpathian Ruthenia.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Rogers and Astaire
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Louis A. Johnson -- Aug. 22, 1938
  • Life: Sumerian sculpture

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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