On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • AL permits Cleveland & Philadelphia to play night games
  • Major League Baseball agrees on use of a standard ball; disagrees on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players, although Commissioner Judge Landis eventually decides on 25
  • Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president

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

Famous Deaths

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