On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1938

Historical Events

Film & TV History

George Cukor announces Vivien Leigh will play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind"

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? 82 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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