On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1938

Historical Events

  • 32nd Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications
  • Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends New York Yankees outfielder Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio he kept in shape by "cracking" African Americans over the head with his nightstick

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

1938 Highlights

About July 31, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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