What Happened in 1938

Significant Events

  • Feb 20 UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Sep 30 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
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Did You Know?

Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)

On September 23, 1938


World Leaders in 1938

Famous People in 1938

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1 Comedian Stan Laurel (47) marries 3rd wife Vera Ivanova Shuvalova
  • Mar 26 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong
  • Apr 10 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
  • Apr 28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary
  • Jun 20 British actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 19 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage
  • Sep 30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage
  • Dec 6 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage
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