On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1938

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis scores a stunning 1st round KO of German Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium, NYC to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Deaths

  • C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), dies at 61
1938 Highlights

About June 22, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer