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Monday 13 December 1937

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ron Taylor and Ulf G Linden. Born to the West, directed by Charles Barton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937 while And So-Victoria by Vaughan Wilkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Artists and Their Work.
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TV Series

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Artists and Their Work

Starring: Alan Best, Kenneth Clark, Robert Gibbings, John Graham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Intimate Cabaret

Starring: Evel Burns, Truda Binarová, Oliver Wakefield

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Body-Line

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Round the Film Studios

Starring: Patrick Barr, John Paddy Carstairs, John Clements, Joan Gardner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Mizzen Cross Trees

Starring: Edward Crowther, John Goss, Taylor Harris, Roderick Jones

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Born to the West

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown

Country: United States

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Nothing Sacred

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger

Country: United States

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A Damsel in Distress

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Country: United States

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The Last Gangster

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner

Country: United States

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The Hurricane

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ron Taylor: Canadian baseball player.
  • Ulf G Linden: Swedish entrepreneur (d. 2009).
  • Kay Coriaty: American pro astrologer, interested in medical and paraphysical.
  • Rob Houwer: Dutch director / producer / actor (OK, Professor Columbus).
  • Ulf Lindén: Swedish businessman (d. 2009).
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Facts:
  • Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing : Nanjing, defended by the National Revolutionary Army under the command of General Tang Shengzhi, falls to the Japanese.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1937?

  • Life: US railroads
  • Time: Chairman of General Foods Corp., and head of the National Association of Manufacturers
  • Life: Japanese soldier

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Books

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

And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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The Years

By: Virginia Woolf

The principal theme of this ambitious book is Time, threading together three generations of an upper-class English family, the Pargiters. The characters come and go, meet, talk, think, dream, grow older, in a continuous ritual of life that eludes meaning.

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

"Cronin's distinguished achievement....No one could have written as fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor as The Citadel without possessing great literary taste and skill."

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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Walter D. Edmonds

The bestselling novel behind John Ford’s acclaimed film starring Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, and Edna May Oliver. When newlyweds Gilbert and Lana Martin settle in the Mohawk Valley in 1776, they work tirelessly against the elements to build a new ...

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