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Saturday 30 April 1938

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larry [Van Cott] Niven American sci-fi author (5 Hugo and Gary Collins in Venice. International Crime, directed by Charles Lamont, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938 while My Son, My Son! by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Boat Race.
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TV Series

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

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

Comedy Cabaret

Starring: Molly Fisher, Charles Heslop, Arthur Prince, George Robey

Comedy Cabaret

Starring: Molly Fisher, Charles Heslop, Arthur Prince, George Robey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

International Crime

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson

Country: United States

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Test Pilot

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Country: United States

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Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Directed by: Ford Beebe

Starring: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton

Country: United States

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton

Country: United States

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 April 1938 ?

Holidays:
  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
  • LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
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Facts:
  • Bradman scores 258 Aust vs. Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five
  • The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny).
  • The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

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

  • Life: Brooklyn Dodger
  • Time: Shah-in-Shah ("King of Kings") of Iran
  • Life: Paulette Goddard

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Books

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

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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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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