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Tuesday 13 December 1938

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alvin Curran and Tom Shaw. A Christmas Carol, directed by Edwin L. Marin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Guest Night

Starring: A.G. Street

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telecrime

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Pygmalion

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson

Country: United States

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The Terror of Tiny Town

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes

Country: United States

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Blondie

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms

Country: United States

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Angels with Dirty Faces

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1938 ?

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:
  • Alvin Curran: American composer.
  • Tom Shaw: Wichita, Kansas -- PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic).
  • Tom Shaw in Wichita: Kansas, USA; PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic).
  • Tony Gomez: rocker (Foundations).
  • Heino : German singer well known in Europe for his ballads, love songs, pop music (Schlager) and traditional Volksmusik.
See other famous people born on 13 December
Facts:
  • The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1938 ?

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Jeepers Creepers - Al Donahue & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1938?

  • Life: Champion Labrador Retriever
  • Time: Chief Regent of Yugoslavia
  • Life: Ballerina

Books

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

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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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

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

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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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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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