What Happened in June 1938

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
  • Jun 3 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery
  • Jun 4 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • Jun 4 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6

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Jun 6 Sigmund Freud arrives in London

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
  • Jun 7 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • Jun 7 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
  • Jun 7 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
  • Jun 8 Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
  • Jun 10 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • Jun 11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • Jun 11 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days
  • Jun 11 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • Jun 11 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 43rd Men's French Championships: Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 11 43rd Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Nelly Adamson (6-0, 6-3)
  • Jun 13 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 13 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland

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Jun 14 Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jun 14 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • Jun 14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
  • Jun 17 Japan declares war on China

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Jun 18 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 19 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
  • Jun 19 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
  • Jun 19 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • Jun 19 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • Jun 21 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
  • Jun 21 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 23 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
  • Jun 23 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
  • Jun 23 NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
  • Jun 24 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 25 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jun 25 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
  • Jun 26 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • Jun 28 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Jun 30 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Frits Wols, [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, sec-gen (UNESCO)
  • Jun 2 Gene Michael, baseball shortstop/manager/general manger (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 2 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • Jun 4 Art Mahaffey, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jun 5 Marion Chapman, smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
  • Jun 6 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • Jun 7 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent
  • Jun 9 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • Jun 9 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Jeremy Hardie, CEO (W H Smith Group)
  • Jun 9 Peter Sanders, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • Jun 9 Roger Hurn, CEO (Smith's Industries)
  • Jun 12 Tom Oliver, Australian actor
  • Jun 13 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 13 Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
  • Jun 13 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • Jun 15 Billy Williams, baseball player (Cubs)
  • Jun 16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Jun 16 Mickie Finn, Hugo Oklahoma, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)
  • Jun 16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • Jun 17 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 18 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, rocker/actor (Soup for 1, Greeased Lightning)
  • Jun 18 Joop M Worrell, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jun 18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 19 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • Jun 19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • Jun 19 Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • Jun 20 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • Jun 21 Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • Jun 21 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • Jun 21 Ron Ely, Hereford, Texas, American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
  • Jun 22 Andrew Brown, film Producer
  • Jun 24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • Jun 24 Lowell Cross, composer
  • Jun 24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • Jun 24 Don Mincher, Huntsville, Alabama, Major League Baseball first baseman, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Neil Abercrombie, (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)
  • Jun 26 Gerald North, American climatologist
  • Jun 27 Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
  • Jun 27 Gordon Rorke, cricketer (Australian quickie, 4 Tests at end of 50's)
  • Jun 27 Shirley Ann Field, actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun) [or Jul 27]
  • Jun 27 Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress
  • Jun 28 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 28 John Byner, American comedian
  • Jun 28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)
  • Jun 29 Billy Storm, singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
  • Jun 29 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer
  • Jun 30 Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
  • Jun 30 Chris Hinze, Dutch flutist (Vivat Vivaldi)
  • Jun 30 William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic-gold-64)
  • Jun 30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 "Star Wars" actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • Jun 14 William W Campbell, US astronomer (Stellar Motions), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • Jun 17 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • Jun 17 Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
  • Jun 22 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • Jun 24 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61