Historical Events in October 1938

  • 1st Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • 1st Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement
  • 2nd Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
  • 6th Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 7th Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J

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8th G Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Fabulous Invalid" premieres in NYC

Playwright Moss Hart
Moss Hart

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9th Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 9th Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game
  • 9th NY Yankees sweep Cubs in 35th World Series, 3rd straight WS win
  • 10th Germany completes its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
  • 10th Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet
  • 14th Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
  • 15th Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" premieres in NYC
  • 21st Japanese troops occupies Canton
  • 22nd Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
  • 24th US forbids child labor in factories
  • 25th Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
  • 25th The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 27th DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
  • 28th Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)

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30th A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic

  • 31st Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.