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

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