March 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • Mar 2 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
  • Mar 3 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)
  • Mar 11 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
  • Mar 12 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
  • Mar 13 Anschluss - Austria annexed by Nazi Germany
  • Mar 16 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
  • Mar 18 Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
  • Mar 18 NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • Mar 18 Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • Mar 27 The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Michael J[oseph] Kurland, American sci-fi author (Infernal Device)
  • Mar 2 Alan Lewis, English textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 2 Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
  • Mar 4 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • Mar 4 Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
  • Mar 6 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 11 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
  • Mar 12 Karl Soderlund, Duluth Minn, Mr Sally Jesse Raphael
  • Mar 12 Norman Hogg, British MP
  • Mar 13 Patricia W Amicone, educator/midwife
  • Mar 18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • Mar 20 Frans J van der Heijden, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Mar 20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • Mar 21 Wilf Corrigan, English/US electronic manufacturer (LSI Logic)
  • Mar 23 Kenneth J Gregory, warden (Goldsmiths' College)
  • Mar 23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • Mar 24 David Irving, British historian
  • Mar 26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 27 A J Bellingham, president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • Mar 27 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • Mar 27 P Daubeny, CEO (Electricity Association)
  • Mar 29 Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)
  • Mar 30 Martin Dunne, Lord-Lt (Warwickshire)
  • Mar 31 Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Mar 31 David Steel, Scottish politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • Mar 4 George Foster Peabody, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Mar 7 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • Mar 13 Clarence S Darrow, Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
  • Mar 13 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, dies at 49
  • Mar 16 Egon Friedell, writer, dies
  • Mar 27 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
  • Mar 31 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78