Tuesday 22 February 1938
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bobby Hendricks and Pierre Vallieres.
A Yank at Oxford, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Bobby Hendricks: American soul vocalist ("Itchy Twitchy Feeling").
- Pierre Vallieres: Canadian politician (d. 1995).
- Robert Christophe: French swimmer who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics, in the 1960 Summer Olympics, and in the 1964 Summer Olympics.
- Steve Barber: American baseball pitcher (Born 1938).
- Barry Dennen: American actor and singer.
- Ishmael Reed: United States -- Author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
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