What Happened on December 23, 1938

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margaret Hamilton's costume catches fire in filming of "Wizard of Oz"

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Herrick, American novelist (Chimes), dies at 70