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

US 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian McIntosh, Zimbabwean rugby union coach (South Africa 1993-94; Natal), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (d. 2023)
  • Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
Born in 1938

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)

About September 24, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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