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Wednesday 23 February 1938

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Diane Varsi in San Mateo and Sylvia Chase in Saint Paul. Child Bride, directed by Harry J. Revier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
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TV Series

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

Comedy Cabaret

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eric Wild and His Band

Starring: Eric Wild and His Band

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Craftsmen at Work

Starring: S.P.B. Mais

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BBC TV Cricket

Starring: Richie Benaud, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, David Gower

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Artists and Their Work

Starring: Alan Best, Kenneth Clark, Robert Gibbings, John Graham

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Child Bride

Directed by: Harry J. Revier

Starring: Shirley Mills, Bob Bollinger, Warner Richmond

Country: United States

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A Yank at Oxford

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Bringing Up Baby

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis

Country: United States

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The Girl Was Young

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Diane Varsi in San Mateo: California, USA; actress (Peyton Place).
  • Sylvia Chase in Saint Paul: Minnesota, USA; newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20).
  • Diane Varsi: American actress who, as a result of a sensational film debut in the super soap, "Peyton Place," 1957, earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Allison MacKenzie.
  • Paul Morrissey: American director producer and screenwriter.
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Facts:
  • Joe Louis knocks out Nathan Mann in three rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

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  • Life: Carl Sandburg
  • Time: Westminster Kennel Club dog show judge
  • Life: Egypts queen

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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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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

My Son My Son [Jun 01, 1938] Spring, Howard ...

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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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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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