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Saturday 28 May 1938

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Prince Buster and Jerry West in Cabin Creek. 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 28 May 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
  • Augustine of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Prince Buster: Jamaican reggae musician / producer (Madness).
  • Jerry West in Cabin Creek: West Virginia, USA; NBA superstar (Los Angeles Lakers, Olympics-gold-1960).
  • Jacques Bredael: Belgian TV journalist, professor, and producer.
  • Roger Brooks: American twin separated from his brother at birth, renamed and raised differently.
  • Alvie Self: American singer and guitar player whose contributions to rock and roll are recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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Facts:
  • Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor is laid.
  • In a conference at the Reichs Chancellery, Hitler declares his decision to destroy Czechoslovakia by military force, and orders the immediate mobilization of 96 Wehrmacht divisions.

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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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My Son, My Son!

By: Howard Spring

My Son My Son [Jun 01, 1938] Spring, Howard ...

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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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