Historical Events in January 1938

  • Jan 1 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • Jan 1 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • Jan 1 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • Jan 2 Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
  • Jan 3 March of Dimes established to fight polio

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Jan 6 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson

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Jan 8 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 10 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
  • Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage," premieres in Paris
  • Jan 10 Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 11 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
  • Jan 11 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
  • Jan 13 The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution.
  • Jan 14 National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
  • Jan 14 Norway claims Queen Maud Land
  • Jan 16 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • Jan 17 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

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Jan 17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Jan 18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • Jan 18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 19 General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
  • Jan 21 Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance
  • Jan 22 "Our Town", Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, premieres (NJ)
  • Jan 25 Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 31 31st Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Bundy Cheney beats Dorothy Stevenson (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jan 31 31st Men's Australian Championships: Don Budge beats John Bromwich (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)