Historical Events in July 1938

  • Jul 1 58th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63)
  • Jul 1 The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international
  • Jul 2 51st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-4 6-0)

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Jul 3 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 4 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
  • Jul 4 France-Turkish friendship treaty
  • Jul 5 Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
  • Jul 6 6th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • Jul 8 Would be start of England v Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford Washout
  • Jul 8 73rd British Golf Open: Reg Whitcombe shoots a 295 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 10 "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic
  • Jul 10 Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
  • Jul 13 Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland

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Jul 14 Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 15 Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
  • Jul 16 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
  • Jul 17 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
  • Jul 18 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
  • Jul 20 Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
  • Jul 21 Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

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Jul 23 Bradman scores 103 in 178 mins on a Headingley sticky, 3rd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 24 Instant coffee invented
  • Jul 25 Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
  • Jul 25 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
  • Jul 26 1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC
  • Jul 28 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
  • Jul 28 Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
  • Jul 29 Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
  • Jul 29 Olympic National Park forms
  • Jul 30 Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
  • Jul 31 NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"
  • Jul 31 Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis.
  • Jul 31 32nd Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy