What Happened on December 14, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games
  • Major leagues agrees on standard ball
  • Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25
  • Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Marie FM Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • Maurice Emmanuel, French composer and musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76