On This Day

What Happened on November 10, 1938

Historical Events

  • 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
  • Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
  • Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Hein van Royen, Dutch director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1974-91), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

1938 Highlights

About November 10, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 83 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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