What Happened on October 30, 1938

Panic Over War of the Worlds

Historical Events

Radio History

A radio broadcast of H. G. Wells "The War of the Worlds", narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
1938 Highlights

About October 30, 1938

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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