Tuesday 25 January 1938
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Betico Croes and Vladimir Vysotsky.
The Dybbuk, directed by Michal Waszynski, 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.
On TV people were watching Comedy Cabaret.
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- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Betico Croes: Arubian politician (Status Aparte).
- Vladimir Vysotsky: Soviet singer, songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture.
- Etta James: Blues Singer.
- Shotaro Ishinomori: Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998).
- Leiji Matsumoto: Japanese author illustrator and animator.
- A brilliant aurora borealis described variously as quota curtain of firequot and a quothuge blood-red beam of lightquot startles people across Europe and is visible as far south as Gibraltar.
- The Niagara Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York collapses due to an ice jam.
- German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg resigns, following the revelation that his new wife had previously posed for pornographic photos.
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