June 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Sigmund Freud arrives in London

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
  • Jun 7 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • Jun 7 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
  • Jun 7 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
  • Jun 8 Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
  • Jun 10 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • Jun 11 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 13 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • Jun 14 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • Jun 14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • Jun 17 Japan declares war on China
  • Jun 19 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
  • Jun 23 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
  • Jun 23 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
  • Jun 23 NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
  • Jun 24 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Jun 30 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Frits Wols, [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, sec-gen (UNESCO)
  • Jun 5 Marion Chapman, smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
  • Jun 6 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne
  • Jun 7 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, agent
  • Jun 9 Jeremy Hardie, CEO (W H Smith Group)
  • Jun 9 Peter Sanders, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • Jun 9 Roger Hurn, CEO (Smith's Industries)
  • Jun 13 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • Jun 16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Jun 16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • Jun 18 Joop M Worrell, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jun 18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 19 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • Jun 19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • Jun 21 Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • Jun 24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • Jun 26 Neil Abercrombie, (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88)
  • Jun 26 Gerald North, American climatologist
  • Jun 27 Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
  • Jun 28 Leon E Panetta, (Rep-D-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (d. 2001)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • Jun 14 William W Campbell, US astronomer (Stellar Motions), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • Jun 17 Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
  • Jun 22 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61