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Friday 18 March 1938

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Charley Pride in Sledge and Timo Makinen. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, directed by Ford Beebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Byng-Ho!.
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TV Series

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

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

Craftsmen at Work

Starring: S.P.B. Mais

Movies

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

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton

Country: United States

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley

Country: United States

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Jezebel

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent

Country: United States

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Child Bride

Directed by: Harry J. Revier

Starring: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 March 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
  • Saint Alexander of Jerusalem
Famous Birthdays:
  • Charley Pride in Sledge: Mississippi, USA; country singer ("Just Between You And Me", "Sweet Country").
  • Timo Makinen: Finnish race car driver.
  • Marie-Thérèse Feret: French dancer, the wife of ballet dancer Max Bozzoni (married 17 October 1959 - divorced 25 June 1970), Francois Gragnon (20 April 1974 - 25 January 1985), and Jackie Feret (married 6 July 2002).
  • Shashi Kapoor: Indian film actor and film producer.
  • Charley Pride: Country Singer.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
  • New York 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US and British oil companies
  • New York first requires serological blood tests of pregnant women.
  • Mexico expropriates property of 17 American and British oil companies for failure to comply with wage decisions.

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

  • Life: Jane Froman
  • Time: N.Y. Ranger hockey player Dave Kerr
  • Life: Texas high school

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Books

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

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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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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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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