On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1938

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"

Actress Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
Director George Cukor
George Cukor

Famous Birthdays

  • David Borden, composer
  • Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno, California
  • Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)

Famous Deaths

  • Karel ńĆapek, Czech author, playwright and critic (R.U.R.), coined term "robot", dies of pneumonia at 48
1938 Highlights

About December 25, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn