April 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Nescafé introduces their flagship brand in Switzerland
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 John Larsson, Swedish writer and 17th General of The Salvation Army, born in Sweden
  • Apr 4 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • Apr 5 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), born in South Bank, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Apr 6 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2004)

Person of interestJerry Brown

Apr 7 Jerry Brown, Governor of California (D-1975-83, 2011-), born in San Francisco, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown

Person of interestKofi Annan

Apr 8 Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006), born in Comassie, Gold Coast

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan
  • Apr 9 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • Apr 11 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2007)
  • Apr 13 John Weston, British diplomat, representative for NATO (1992-95) and UN (1995-98)
  • Apr 14 Gloria [Dean] Randle Scott, American educator/pres (Beaumont College)
  • Apr 15 Carles Marsden, professor (neurology)
  • Apr 15 Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
  • Apr 16 Michael Hirst, chief constable (Leicestershire England)
  • Apr 16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • Apr 17 David Dilks, vice-chancellor (Hull U)
  • Apr 17 K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)
  • Apr 17 Ben Barnes, American politician
  • Apr 17 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism
  • Apr 18 Andreas J "Cat" Liebenberg, supreme commander (South African army)
  • Apr 22 Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
  • Apr 23 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, born in Yeovil, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Apr 23 Steve Symms, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho, born in Nampa, Idaho
  • Apr 25 Ton Schulten, Dutch painter (landscapes using bright blocks of colour), born in Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Apr 25 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Apr 26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • Apr 27 Earl Anthony, American professional bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2001)
  • Apr 28 Beverly F Albert, architect
  • Apr 29 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier (commited largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York
  • Apr 30 Larry [Van Cott] Niven, American sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • Apr 10 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • Apr 12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • Apr 13 Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)
  • Apr 15 Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • Apr 16 Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
  • Apr 19 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Muhammad Iqbal, British East Indies lawyer and Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • Apr 21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, dies at 60
  • Apr 24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor, dies at 74
  • Apr 26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • Apr 27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44