Tuesday 31 May 1938
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Johnny Paycheck and Peter Yarrow in New York City.
You and Me, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
On TV people were watching Spelling Bee.
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- World No Tobacco Day.
- Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
- Saint Gislemerio
- Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
- Saint Petronella.
- the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- The Godiva procession.
- IT Day.
- Johnny Paycheck: American singer (d. 2003).
- Peter Yarrow in New York City: New York, USA; musician (Peter, Paul and Mary - "Puff the Magic Dragon").
- Ruth Coker: American astrologer and co-author of a pamphlet on Quintiles.
- Ron Laird: American track & field champion.
- Johnny PayCheck: American country singer known for being a hard-drinking hell-raiser whose big hit, selling two million copies, was "Take This Job and Shove It," 1977.
- Jean-Michel Vaccaro: French musicologist, an expert on the lute and author of the book "La musique de luth en France au XVIe siecle" (1981).
- Peter Yarrow: American musician, guitarist and vocalist with the noted group "Peter, Paul and Mary" since 1961. The group was brought together in Greenwich Village as an acoustic folk group in the best-selling wake of the Kingston Trio. He worked solo up till 1960 at the Newport Folk Festival. He is a past graduate of psychology from Cornell where he previously lectured on folk ballads.
- John Prescott: Welsh sailor and politician Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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