- 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
DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
On October 27, 1938