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Tuesday 16 August 1938

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko and Ketty Lester in Hope. You Can't Take It with You, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Telecrime.
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TV Series

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

Telecrime

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ann and Harold

Starring: Louis Goodrich

Movies

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

You Can't Take It with You

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Block-Heads

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis

Country: United States

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Four Daughters

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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Letter of Introduction

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy

Country: United States

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Love Finds Andy Hardy

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
  • Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko: Russia -- Cosmonaut.
  • Ketty Lester in Hope: Arkansas, USA; actress (Hester - Little House on the Prairie).
  • James Moffett: American geologist and CEO of Freeport-McMoran, specializing in mining sulfer, gold and copper.
  • Buck Rodgers: American baseball player and manager, a switch-hitting/right-throwing catcher who played with the Los Angeles / California Angels (1961–1969), and later managed the Milwaukee Brewers (1980–1982), Montreal Expos (1985–1991), and the California Angels (1991–1994).
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Sumerian sculpture
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wm. McChesney Martin -- Aug. 15, 1938
  • Life: Swimming spots

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Books

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

My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

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

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Northwest Passage

By: Kenneth Roberts

From the front flap of this 709 page John Jakes reprint of this 1936 classic title: "'Northwest Passage' is a timeless classic written by one of America's finest historical novelists, Kenneth Roberts.

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Rebecca

By: Daphne du Maurier

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young ...

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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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