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Italy orders Jews out; Hollywood Legion Stadium opens, September 2, 1938


Hollywood Legion Stadium: 1938 - 1959

All Jews who moved to Italy since World War I (or the World War, as it was then known) have six months to leave Italy and many of its colonies, including Libya and the Aegean Isles--but not Ethiopia, Eritrea and Italian Somaliland. The order affects about 10,000 of the 44,000 Jews living in Italy, the AP story says.

The Fleischers' "Sinbad the Sailor Meets Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" wins the award as best animated cartoon at the Venice Film Festival. "The River," "Jezebel," "Vivacious Lady," "The Rage of Paris" and "Goldwyn Follies" also receive awards. 

In sports, the Hollywood Legion Stadium opens with a bout between Quentin "Baby" Breese and Georgie Hansford. The stadium was the site of countless prizefights and wrestling matches until it was gutted in 1959 and turned into a bowling alley.

Babe Ruth gets a single in an exhibition game between the Mid-Atlantic League's Dayton Ducks the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ruth played first base for five innings ... Sports columnist Bill Henry discusses the switch from the field judge's stopwatch to the electric clock, which was the standard at the Big Ten.

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