On This Day

What Happened on June 14, 1938

Historical Events

Sports History

Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

  • Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Julie Felix, American-born British-based folk-rock singer-songwriter, and BBC presenter (The Frost Report; Once More With Felix), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, dies at 76
1938 Highlights

About June 14, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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