On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday

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