On This Day

Historical Events in April 1938

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 1 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5th round of their title bout in Chicago; 3rd defence by Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Apr 1 Nescafé introduces their flagship brand in Switzerland
  • Apr 4 5th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Henry Picard wins his only Masters, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Harry Cooper and Ralph Guldahl
  • Apr 5 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa, Poland
  • Apr 6 Teflon invented by Roy J. Plunkett

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Apr 10 Second government of Blum replaced by Édouard Daladier's government in France

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • Apr 10 Austria becomes a state of Germany
  • Apr 10 NY makes syphilis test mandatory in order to get a marriage license
  • Apr 12 1st US law requiring medical tests for marriage licenses (NY)
  • Apr 12 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Black Hawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for a 3-1 series win; only team to win Cup with losing regular season record
  • Apr 13 Clifford Goldsmith' "What a Life" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
  • Apr 18 Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland
  • Apr 18 42nd Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:35:34.8; his second victory in the event
  • Apr 19 Phil Emmett Mueller & Dodger Ernie Koy both homer in their 1st at bat
  • Apr 23 Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government
  • Apr 26 Austrian Jews required to register property above 5,000 Reichsmarks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 Bradman scores 258 Aust v Worcs, 293 mins, 33 fours 1 five

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Apr 30 The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End