Historical Events in March 1938

  • Mar 2 Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
  • Mar 2 Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
  • Mar 3 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 10 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 10 "Jezebel" film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
Actor Henry Fonda
Actor
Henry Fonda
  • Mar 11 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
  • Mar 12 Nazi Germany invades Austria (Anschluss)
  • Mar 13 In a process known as Anschluss, Austria is annexed into Nazi Germany
  • Mar 13 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • Mar 16 Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
  • Mar 16 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
  • Mar 18 NY 1st requires serological blood tests of pregnant women
  • Mar 18 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • Mar 19 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • Mar 23 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
  • Mar 25 97th Grand National: Bruce Hobbs aboard Battleship wins (1st US bred and owned horse to win)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Mar 27 The Battle of Taierzhuang takes place.