What Happened in 1938

Significant Events

  • Feb 20 UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden resigns stating Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has appeased Nazi Germany
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Sep 30 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany
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Did You Know?

DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"

On October 27, 1938

World Leaders in 1938

Famous People in 1938

Would You Believe?

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California

On July 18, 1938

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1 Comedian Stan Laurel (47) marries 3rd wife Vera Ivanova Shuvalova
  • Mar 26 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong
  • Apr 10 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas
  • Apr 28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary
  • Jun 20 British actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 19 Actor Burgess Meredith (30) divorces actress Margaret Perry (25) after 2 years of marriage
  • Sep 30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage
  • Dec 6 Actress Bette Davis (30) divorces musician Harmon Nelson (31) due to cruel and inhuman manner after more than 6 years of marriage
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