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Monday 3 January 1938

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Percy Seymour and Robin Butler. The Buccaneer, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Foundations of Cookery.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Buccaneer

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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Tarzan's Revenge

Directed by: D. Ross Lederman

Starring: Glenn Morris, Eleanor Holm, George Barbier

Country: United States

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In Old Chicago

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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Sex Madness

Directed by: Dwain Esper

Starring: Vivian McGill, Rose Tapley, Al Rigali

Country: United States

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Directed by: William Cottrell

Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Foundations of Cookery

Starring: Marcel Boulestin

BBC TV Cricket

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

Craftsmen at Work

Starring: S.P.B. Mais

BBC TV Cricket

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eric Wild and His Band

Starring: Eric Wild and His Band

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 3 January 1938 ?

  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
  • Feast day of St Genevieve
Famous Birthdays:
  • Percy Seymour: British astrophysicist and astronomer born in South Africa.
  • Robin Butler: Baron Butler of Brockwell English academic and politician.
  • K Ganeshalingam: Sri Lankan accountant and politician Mayor of Colombo (d. 2006).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Arthur Boon: Flemish priest/philologist, dies at age 54.
  • The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • March of Dimes established to fight polio.

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


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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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

My Son My Son [Jun 01, 1938] Spring, Howard ...

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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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All This, and Heaven Too

By: Rachel Field

This number-one bestselling novel is based on the true story of one of the most notorious murder cases in French history. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her ...

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