Thursday 6 January 1938, Epiphany
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mario Rodriguez Cobos and Adriano Celentano.
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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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Mario Rodriguez Cobos: Argentine writer and spiritual leader.
- Adriano Celentano: Italian pop singer, actor, director, producer.
- Élizabeth Teissier: French astrologer, who came to international attention when her 900-page thesis on astrology was accepted by the Sorbonne's doctoral program in sociology.
- Adrienne Clarke: Australian botanist and politician.
- Mario Cobos: Argentinian philosopher and author (d. 2010).
- William Connolly: American political scientist theorist and academic
- Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in the Bronx.
- US Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts resigns, to begin work as engraver at Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
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