Historical Events in April 1938

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 1 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Apr 4 5th Masters Golf Tournament: Henry Picard wins, shooting a 285
  • Apr 5 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
  • Apr 6 Teflon invented by Roy J. Plunkett
  • Apr 10 2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France
  • Apr 10 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • Apr 10 NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
  • Apr 12 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)
  • Apr 12 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 13 Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
  • Apr 18 Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland
  • Apr 19 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:35:34.8
  • Apr 19 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
  • Apr 23 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
  • Apr 24 Lindenheuvel soccer team forms
  • Apr 26 Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Apr 30 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.