What Happened on November 1, 1938

Historical Events

  • German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires

Sports History

NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award

  • Seabiscuit, with George Woolf aboard, beats 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral by 3 lengths in Pimlico track record time to win $15,000 in what is regarded as one of the greatest match races in horse racing history

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), dies at 69
1938 Highlights

About November 1, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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