Friday 5 August 1938
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hayes Wendell Jones and Ja'net Dubois in Philadelphia.
Four Daughters, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Telecrime.
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- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Hayes Wendell Jones: Sturksville, Michigan -- 110m hurdler (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Ja'net Dubois in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Willona - Good Times).
- Jean-Pierre Michel: French politician, a member of the Senate of France, representing the Haute-Saône department from 2004 to 2014.
- Jacques Roseau: French political activist, a member of the Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) ["Organisation of the Secret Army"], a short-lived French dissident far-right paramilitary organisation during the Algerian War (1954–62).
- 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
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