Tuesday 13 September 1938
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Smith Labour Party Leader 1992 and Guttorm Guttormsgaard.
Too Hot to Handle, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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- 1999 - Lunar nuclear waste dump explodes, sending the Moon hurtling into deep space in Space: 1999
- RC Saints - St John Chrysostom
- Roman festivals - epulum Iovis: banquet of Jupiter, on the ides during the Ludi Romani
- 2000 - Second Impact in Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Also see September 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Smith Labour Party Leader 1992: 1994 (d. 1994).
- Guttorm Guttormsgaard: Norwegian pictorial artist, in particular of graphics and sketches.
- Henri Lachmann: French business leader, CEO of Schneider Electric from 1999 to 2005 and currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
- Gaylord Perry: American baseball pitcher, one of the most consistently successful pitchers for his 20-season major league career, winning over 197 games and losing 239 games with an earned run average of 2.99.
- John Smith: Scottish politician and Neil Kinnock's replacement as leader of the Labour Party.
- Judith Martin: Author / journalist / columnist (Miss Manners)
- Samuel Alexander: Australian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1938).
- The followers of Konrad Henlein begin an armed revolt against the Czechoslovak government in Sudetenland. Martial law is declared and after much bloodshed on both sides order is temporarily restored. Neville Chamberlain personally sends a telegram to Hitler urgently requesting that they both meet.
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