What Happened in March 1938

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • Mar 2 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
  • Mar 3 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 10 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

  • Mar 11 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
  • Mar 12 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
  • Mar 13 Anschluss - Austria annexed by Nazi Germany
  • Mar 13 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • Mar 16 Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
  • Mar 16 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
  • Mar 18 Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
  • Mar 18 NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • Mar 18 Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • Mar 19 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • Mar 23 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
  • Mar 25 97th Grand National: Bruce Hobbs aboard Battleship wins (1st US bred and owned horse to win)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Mar 27 The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • Mar 2 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 2 Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • Mar 2 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • Mar 2 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Mar 3 Douglas Leedy, composer
  • Mar 3 Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
  • Mar 4 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • Mar 4 Don Perkins, American football player
  • Mar 4 Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 5 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • Mar 6 Lovelace Watkins, singer
  • Mar 6 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 7 Janet Guthrie, race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500)
  • Mar 7 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 8 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • Mar 10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • Mar 10 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • Mar 10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • Mar 12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • Mar 12 Dimitri Terzakis, composer
  • Mar 12 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • Mar 12 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • Mar 12 Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)
  • Mar 12 Norman Hogg, British MP
  • Mar 12 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
  • Mar 12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • Mar 13 Hans-Joachim Hespos, composer
  • Mar 13 Jean-Claude Risset, composer
  • Mar 13 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • Mar 13 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • Mar 13 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • Mar 15 Dick Higgins, composer
  • Mar 17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • Mar 18 Carl Gottlieb, comedian (Ken Berry Wow Show)
  • Mar 18 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer (Sweet Country)
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor, Calcutta India, actor (Shalimar, Heat & Dust)
  • Mar 20 Frans J van der Heijden, Dutch journal/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Mar 20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • Mar 21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • Mar 21 Wilf Corrigan, English/US electronic manufacturer (LSI Logic)
  • Mar 22 Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
  • Mar 23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • Mar 23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • Mar 24 Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • Mar 24 Holger Czukay, German musician (Can)
  • Mar 24 David Irving, British historian
  • Mar 25 Hoyt Axton, actor (Black Stallion, Junkman, Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Mar 25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 27 A J Bellingham, president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Mar 27 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • Mar 27 P Daubeny, CEO (Electricity Association)
  • Mar 29 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • Mar 30 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Mar 31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • Mar 31 David Steel, Scottish politician

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • Mar 2 Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • Mar 4 George Foster Peabody, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Mar 4 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • Mar 7 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • Mar 9 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Clarence S Darrow, Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
  • Mar 13 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual (b. 1888)
  • Mar 15 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
  • Mar 16 Egon Friedell, writer, dies
  • Mar 18 Cyril Rootham, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 21 Oscar Apfel, actor (Inspiration), dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
  • Mar 31 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78