Friday 8 April 1938
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kofi Annan and Barton Keith McLean.
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
while My Son, My Son! by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Boat Race.
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Kofi Annan: African politician, the U.N.
- Barton Keith McLean: Composer.
- Lory Patrick in Beckley: West Virginia, USA; actress (Trina - Tales of Wells Fargo).
- Tom Butters: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1962 and 1965.
- Lawrence Perlman: American executive and CEO in charge of Control Data.
- John Hamm: Canadian physician and politician 25th Premier of Nova Scotia.
- The House of Representatives kills the Reorganization Bill.
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