What Happened on October 2, 1938

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium

  • New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez beats Chicago Cubs, 6-3 in Game 2 at Wrigley Field; sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss

Famous Birthdays

  • Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), born in Australia (d. 1996)
  • Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
1938 Highlights

About October 2, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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