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Tuesday 17 May 1938

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Don Dolan and Trinus Riemersma. Alexander's Ragtime Band, directed by Henry King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while The Citadel by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books.
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TV Series

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

The Boat Race

Starring: Clare Balding, Andrew Cotter, Wayne Pommen, Helen Skelton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Byng-Ho!

Starring: Douglas Byng, The BBC Television Orchestra

Byng-Ho!

Starring: Douglas Byng, The BBC Television Orchestra

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Comedy Cabaret

Starring: Molly Fisher, Charles Heslop, Arthur Prince, George Robey

Comedy Cabaret

Starring: Molly Fisher, Charles Heslop, Arthur Prince, George Robey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Vivacious Lady

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison

Country: United States

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International Crime

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson

Country: United States

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Test Pilot

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Don Dolan: Staten Island, New York -- Actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital).
  • Trinus Riemersma: Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden).
  • Don Dolan in Staten Island: New York, USA; actor (Guy Lewis - General Hospital).
  • Paolo Bortoluzzi: Italian ballet dancer who made his debut in 1957, and then joined Bejart's Ballet.
  • Paul Cissou: French astrologer, author of "La nymphe astrologique.
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Facts:
  • Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy
  • Radio quiz show Information Please! debuts on NBC Blue Network.
  • US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Chinese Soldier
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frank R. McNinch -- May 16, 1938
  • Life: Summer styles

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Books

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

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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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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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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