What Happened on August 24, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game

Famous Birthdays

  • David Freiberg, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Halldór Blöndal, Icelandic politician
  • Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)