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Wednesday 24 August 1938

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mason Williams in Abilene and Halldor Blondal. You Can't Take It with You, directed by Frank Capra, 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 Telecrime.
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TV Series

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

Telecrime

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

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Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ann and Harold

Starring: Louis Goodrich

Movies

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

You Can't Take It with You

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore

Country: United States

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Block-Heads

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis

Country: United States

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Four Daughters

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn

Country: United States

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Letter of Introduction

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy

Country: United States

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Love Finds Andy Hardy

Directed by: George B. Seitz

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Mason Williams in Abilene: Texas, USA; writer (Smother Brothers Hour).
  • Halldor Blondal: Icelandic politician.
  • Mason Williams: American musician-composer and author, originally hired as a gag writer for the "Smothers Brothers" television show, who then starred as a singer on the same show.
  • David Freiberg: American singer and bass player (Quicksilver Messenger Service Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship).
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Facts:
  • England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs at The Oval
  • Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

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  • Life: Rogers and Astaire
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Louis A. Johnson -- Aug. 22, 1938
  • Life: Sumerian sculpture

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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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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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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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