What Happened on October 22, 1938

Historical Events

  • Chester Carlson has 1st successful experiment in electrophotography, later sold to the Haloid Company and dubbed "Xerox copying"

Historic Event

President of Czechoslovakia Edvard Beneš goes into exile in London, in the aftermath of the Munich agreement and German annexation of Sudetenland

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Lloyd, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Taxi - "Reverend Jim"; Back to the Future films), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • Derek Jacobi, British Tony, BAFTA, and Tony Award-winning stage and screen actor and director (I, Claudius; Much Ado About Nothing; Dead Again), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), dies at 76
1938 Highlights

About October 22, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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