On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1938

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops occupies Hankou & Wuhan
  • The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Webster, diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), dies at 46