What Happened on July 4, 1938

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
  • France-Turkish friendship treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
  • Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, dies at 56
  • Suzanne Lenglen, 6 time Wimbledon champ, dies at 39 of anemia