On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2,000th Brooklyn Dodgers home run: legendary shortstop Leo Durocher homers off Reds hurler Peaches Davis in 8th inning of a 6-3 win

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Nazis close theologic department of Innsbruck university

Famous Birthdays

  • Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, Welsh rugby union player, born in Wales, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Helen Caldicott, Australian physician and anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75