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


Person of interestMustafa 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

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

1938 Highlights

About November 10, 1938

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio