On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1938

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Don Budge beats fellow American Gene Mako 6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1 to become first player to win a Grand Slam

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Alice Marble wins her second US singles crown; beats Nancye Wynne Bolton of Australia 6-0, 6-3

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Specter; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
1938 Highlights

About September 24, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra