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Tuesday 27 September 1938

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Loup Dabadie and Maurice Dugowson. Room Service, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Room Service

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Country: United States

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Too Hot to Handle

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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La Grande Illusion

Directed by: Jean Renoir

Starring: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay

Country: United States

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The Edge of the World

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie

Country: United States

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Boys Town

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull

Country: United States

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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Order to View

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 September 1938 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
  • Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth, launches at Clydebank Scotland
  • Jewish lawyers forbidden to practice in Germany
  • League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China
  • Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.

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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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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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