What Happened on December 14, 1938

Historical Events

  • AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games

Agreement of Interest

Major League Baseball agrees on use of a standard ball; disagrees on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players, although Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis eventually decides on 25

  • Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president
1938 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Hal Williams, American actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Janette Scott, English actress (Day of the Triffids), born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England
  • Leonardo Boff, Brazilian Catholic theologian (liberation theology) and writer, born in Conc√≥rdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Emmanuel, French composer & musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76

About December 14, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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