What Happened on August 7, 1938

Historical Events

Baseball 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

  • Nazis close theologic department of Innsbruck university

Famous Birthdays

  • Dewi Bebb, Welsh rugby union winger (34 Tests Wales, 8 British & Irish Lions; Swansea RFC) and journalist, born in Bangor, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Helen Caldicott, Australian physician and anti-war activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian director and actor (Stanislavski Method for acting), dies at 75

About August 7, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo