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What Happened on October 30, 1938

Panic Over War of the Worlds

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles

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? 82 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio