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 prizeNobel Prize

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

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 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? 82 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius