1938 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • Dec 1 School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City Utah
  • Dec 3 AAUs decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
  • Dec 6 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 6 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Dec 7 Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 7 W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
  • Dec 8 Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa Calif
  • Dec 8 LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police
  • Dec 10 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Dec 13 Los Angeles freezes at 28°F
  • Dec 14 AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games
  • Dec 14 Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president
  • Dec 15 Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Adolf Hitler institutes the state decoration and civil order of merit, Cross of Honour of the German Mother

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 17 Discovery of nuclear fission using uranium by Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann
  • Dec 17 Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire
  • Dec 20 Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system
  • Dec 23 Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • Dec 25 George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"
  • Dec 29 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins
  • Dec 31 Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer", 1st breath test, introduced in Indiana
  • Dec 31 Dutch national debt hits ƒ3,986,629,805.70

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 275 of 275

  • Aug 29 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • Aug 31 Martin Bell, British journalist
  • Sep 1 Alan Dershowitz, attorney (Claus Von Bulow, OJ Simpson), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 3 Caryl Churchill, English playwright
  • Sep 3 Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Sep 6 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman
  • Sep 8 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
  • Sep 8 Kenichi Horie, Japanese adventurer
  • Sep 13 Judith Martin, author/journalist/columnist (Miss Manners)
  • Sep 17 Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)
  • Sep 20 George J Hochbrueckner, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Sep 26 Andrei Lukanov, politician
  • Sep 26 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • Sep 29 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • Sep 29 Wim Kok, NVV/FNV-chairman/Dutch soc-dem party-premier (1994- )
  • Sep 30 Salvatore Michael Caruana, Mass, criminal (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Oct 2 Lloyd Turner, journalist
  • Oct 3 David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
  • Oct 4 Kurt Wüthrich, 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 26 Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
  • Oct 27 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Oct 28 David Dimbleby, English television commentator
  • Oct 28 Anne Perry, English-born novelist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Nov 1 Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)
  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers-de Bruijn, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Nov 26 Jeremy Boorda, admiral
  • Nov 26 Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • Dec 3 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • Dec 4 Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
  • Dec 4 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
  • Dec 9 Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care
  • Dec 14 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
  • Dec 15 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Dec 22 Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
  • Dec 23 Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
  • Dec 24 Valentim Loureiro, Portuguese politician, and former football chairman of Boavista F.C. and Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional
  • Dec 25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno California
  • Dec 28 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • Dec 31 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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