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Saturday 24 December 1938, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ralp Inbar and Aida Amoretti. The Dawn Patrol, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Guest Night

Starring: A.G. Street

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Telecrime

Telecrime

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Order to View

Starring: Edward Cooper, Billy Milton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

The Dawn Patrol

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven

Country: United States

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A Christmas Carol

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart

Country: United States

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Pygmalion

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

Starring: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson

Country: United States

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The Terror of Tiny Town

Directed by: Sam Newfield

Starring: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes

Country: United States

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Blondie

Directed by: Frank R. Strayer

Starring: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ralp Inbar: Dutch TV host (Banana Split).
  • Aida Amoretti: Italian fashion designer.
  • Ralph Inbar: Dutch talk show host, a leading figure for over 20 years.
  • Pete McCaffrey: American basketball player who played for the gold medal-winning United States men's national basketball team at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
  • Michael Munkasey: American engineer, computer systems analyst, computer programmer and financial planner.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Mary Martin
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Henry A. Wallace -- Dec. 19, 1938
  • Life: Champion Labrador Retriever

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Books

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

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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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

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

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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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