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Thursday 26 May 1938

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis] and William Elden Bolcom in Seattle. You and Me, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while The Citadel by A. J. Cronin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spelling Bee.
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TV Series

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

Spelling Bee

Starring: F.H. Grisewood

Spelling Bee

Starring: F.H. Grisewood

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Boat Race

Starring: Clare Balding, Andrew Cotter, Wayne Pommen, Helen Skelton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Byng-Ho!

Starring: Douglas Byng, The BBC Television Orchestra

Byng-Ho!

Starring: Douglas Byng, The BBC Television Orchestra

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

You and Me

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Robert Cummings

Country: United States

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Kidnapped

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, Arleen Whelan

Country: United States

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Alexander's Ragtime Band

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Country: United States

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Vivacious Lady

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 May 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
  • Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • House Committee on Un-American Activities begins work.
  • In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Errol Flynn
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Donald W. Douglas -- May 23, 1938
  • Life: Chinese Soldier

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Books

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

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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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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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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