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Friday 16 December 1938

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Liv Ullmann and Michael Greer in Durham. A Christmas Carol, directed by Edwin L. Marin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 On TV people were watching Guest Night.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1938 ?

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Liv Ullmann: Norwegian actress born in Tokyo who became an outstanding dramatic actress of Swedish and international films, winning a New York Film Critics Award for "Crime And Whispers," 1972 and adding Hollywood films after 1973.
  • Michael Greer in Durham: North Carolina, USA; actor (Bobby Gentry Show).
  • Kenneth Macke: American merchandise marketer and CEO in charge of Dayton Hudson, a large retailing chain.
  • Frank Deford: American journalist and author.
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  • Bradman scores 143 South Australia vs. NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
  • Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
  • MGM releases its successful film version of Charles Dickens's ''A Christmas Carol''. The film is originally intended to star Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge, but Barrymore, ill with arthritis, is replaced by Reginald Owen.

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. This Can't Be Love - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Martha Tilton)
  2. Hurry Home - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra

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