- 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
- Jan 16 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
DuPont announces its new synthetic polyamide fiber will be called "nylon"
On October 27, 1938