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Sunday 28 August 1938

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dick LeMay and Paul Martin. Carefree, directed by Mark Sandrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Telecrime.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 30 days ?

Carefree

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 August 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Dick LeMay: American baseball player, a left-handed pitcher with the San Francisco Giants (1961–1962) and Chicago Cubs (1963).
  • Paul Martin: Canadian Prime Minister, from December 12, 2003.
  • Maurizio Costanzo: Italian journalist and academic.
  • Bengt Fahlström: Swedish journalist.
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Facts:
  • Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
  • Northwestern University awards honorary degree to ventriloquist's dummy Charlie McCarthy.
  • Lord Runciman's mission to mitigate the Sudetenland crisis begins to break down. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain recalls the British Ambassador Nevile Henderson from Berlin, to instruct Henderson to set up a personal meeting between Chamberlain and Hitler.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • 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 ?

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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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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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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