On This Day

Historical Events in January 1938

  • Jan 1 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • Jan 1 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • Jan 1 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • Jan 2 Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded

Historic Event

Jan 6 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx

  • Jan 10 Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall

Historic Event

Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage" premieres in Paris

  • Jan 10 Paul Vincent Carroll's "White Seed" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Jan 11 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

  • Jan 11 Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank
  • Jan 13 The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution
  • Jan 14 National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)

Music Concert

Jan 16 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall, performed by Benny Goodman and his band

  • Jan 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran
  • Jan 17 Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman

Historic Event

Jan 17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

  • Jan 18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 19 General Motors begins mass production of diesel engines
  • Jan 21 Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

Historic Event

Jan 22 "Our Town", Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winner of small-town life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, premieres (NJ)

  • Jan 25 Ian Hay's "Bachelor Born" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 31 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Dorothy Cheney wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dorothy Stevenson of Australia 6-3, 6-2
  • Jan 31 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: American Don Budge wins the 1st-leg of his Grand Slam; beats John Bromwich of Australia 6-4, 6-2, 6-1