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.
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- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- 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.
- 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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