On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 awardTennis Open

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 Deaths

  • Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)