On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1938

Historical Events

  • CFL Grey Cup: In repeat of last year, Toronto Argonauts defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 30-7 to retain Championship

Nobel Prize

Italian scientist Enrico Fermi receives the Nobel Prize for Physics (work on reduced radioactivity)

  • Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Mathis, American football halfback (AFL All Star 1961, 63; New York Titans/Jets), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor (Kirov), born in Nalchik, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Mario Pilati, Italian composer, dies at 35
1938 Highlights

About December 10, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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