April 1938 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
  • Apr 23 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
  • Apr 26 Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 John Larsson, 17th General of The Salvation Army
  • Apr 4 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • Apr 5 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art) , born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), born in South Bank, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2004)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 7 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Apr 8 Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast
  • Apr 9 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • Apr 11 Michael Deaver, politician/influence peddler (S&L scandal)
  • Apr 11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • Apr 13 John Weston, British diplomat, representative for NATO (1992-95) and UN (1995-98)
  • Apr 14 Gloria Dean Randle Scott, educator/pres (Beaumont College)
  • Apr 15 Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
  • Apr 15 Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
  • Apr 16 Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
  • Apr 16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • Apr 17 David Dilks, vice-chancellor (Hull U)
  • Apr 17 K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)
  • Apr 17 Ben Barnes, American politician
  • Apr 17 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism
  • Apr 18 Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (South African army)
  • Apr 22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • Apr 23 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker
  • Apr 23 Russell Hillhouse, under-sect Scottish Office
  • Apr 23 Steven D Symms, (Sen-R-ID, 1981- )
  • Apr 25 Ton Schulten, Dutch artist
  • Apr 25 Roger Boisjoly, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Apr 26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • Apr 27 Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)
  • Apr 28 Beverly F Albert, architect
  • Apr 30 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • Apr 10 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • Apr 12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • Apr 13 Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)
  • Apr 15 Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • Apr 16 Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
  • Apr 19 Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • Apr 21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
  • Apr 24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
  • Apr 26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • Apr 27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44