October 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia) following the Munich Agreement
  • Oct 2 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
  • Oct 7 Germany requires all Jewish passports be stamped with letter J

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

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Oct 10 Germany completes its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland
  • Oct 10 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st String Quartet
  • Oct 14 Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
  • Oct 15 Robert Sherwoods "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Japanese troops occupies Canton
  • Oct 22 Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
  • Oct 24 US forbids child labor in factories
  • Oct 25 Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
  • Oct 27 DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
  • Oct 28 Farewell parade of International Brigade (Barcelona)
  • Oct 31 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Lloyd Turner, journalist
  • Oct 3 David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
  • Oct 4 Kurt W├╝thrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 5 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist
  • Oct 6 Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder
  • Oct 8 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 9 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • Oct 10 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist/director (Weevers' Duin)
  • Oct 10 Tobias A Roth, (Rep-R-Wisconsin, 1979- )
  • Oct 10 Moriyama Daido, Japanese photographer
  • Oct 13 Hugo Young, English journalist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 John Dean III, former White House counsel (Watergate figure)
  • Oct 14 Empress Farah Diba of Iran
  • Oct 16 Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)

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Oct 17 Robert "Evel" Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), born in Butte, Montana (d. 2007)

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Oct 19 Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader
  • Oct 20 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 23 John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )
  • Oct 26 Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )
  • Oct 27 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Oct 28 David Dimbleby, English television commentator
  • Oct 28 Anne Perry, English-born novelist

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Oct 29 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006 -) and the first elected female head of state in Africa, born in Monrovia, Liberia

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
  • Oct 5 Saint Faustina, Polish saint (b. 1905)
  • Oct 13 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • Oct 18 Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist, dies
  • Oct 24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57