Historical Events in June 1938

  • Jun 1 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
  • Jun 3 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery
  • Jun 4 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • Jun 4 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6

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Jun 6 Sigmund Freud arrives in London

Father of Psychology Sigmund Freud
Father of Psychology
Sigmund Freud
  • Jun 7 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • Jun 7 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)
  • Jun 7 The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
  • Jun 8 Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
  • Jun 10 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 42nd US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 284 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • Jun 11 Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0
  • Jun 11 Compton scores 1st Test Cricket ton (102 v Aust) aged 20 yrs 19 days
  • Jun 11 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • Jun 11 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 11 43rd Men's French Championships: Don Budge beats Roderich Menzel (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 11 43rd Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Nelly Adamson (6-0, 6-3)
  • Jun 13 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 13 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland

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Jun 14 Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jun 14 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • Jun 14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
  • Jun 17 Japan declares war on China

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Jun 18 Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 19 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
  • Jun 19 FIFA World Cup Final: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in Paris, France
  • Jun 19 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • Jun 19 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • Jun 21 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
  • Jun 21 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Joe Louis scores a stunning 1st round KO of German Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 23 Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established
  • Jun 23 Marineland opens in Florida-1st aquarium
  • Jun 23 NYC Mayor LaGuardia assigns 21 cops to patrol subway
  • Jun 24 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jun 25 "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jun 25 Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
  • Jun 26 Cincinnati Red Lonny Frey hits 8 doubles in a doubleheader
  • Jun 28 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Jun 30 Final game at Phila's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Phils 14-1