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 Michael Greer in Durham and Kenneth Macke.
The Dawn Patrol, directed by Edmund Goulding, 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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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
- Bangladesh - Victory Day
- 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.
- 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.
- Frank Deford: American journalist and author.
- 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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- Jeepers Creepers - Al Donahue & His Orchestra
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