July 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international

BattleBattle of Interest

Jul 3 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 4 France-Turkish friendship treaty
  • Jul 5 Herb Caen's 1st column in San Francisco Chronicle
  • Jul 10 "Yankee Clipper" completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Jul 13 Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 Benito Mussolini publishes anti-Jewish/African manifesto

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 17 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
  • Jul 18 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
  • Jul 21 Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
  • Jul 25 Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
  • Jul 25 Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
  • Jul 28 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
  • Jul 29 Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
  • Jul 30 Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
  • Jul 31 NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"
  • Jul 31 Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis.

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 8 Marian Ackerman, women's rights advocacy administrator
  • Jul 10 Paul Andreu, French architect
  • Jul 12 Eiko Ishioka, Costume Designer (Academy Award, Bram Stoker’s Dracula), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2012)
  • Jul 14 Jerry Rubin, activist (Chicago 7)/stockbroker
  • Jul 15 Carmen Callil, publisher
  • Jul 16 Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist
  • Jul 19 Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
  • Jul 20 Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 21 Janet Reno, first woman US Attorney General (1993-2001), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Jul 21 Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)
  • Jul 23 Charles Harrelson, American organized crime figure, born in Lovelady, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
  • Jul 24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • Jul 26 Keith Peters, physician
  • Jul 27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
  • Jul 28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • Jul 29 Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
  • Jul 30 HervĂ© de Charette, French politician

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, dies at 56
  • Jul 4 Suzanne Lenglen, 6 time Wimbledon champ, dies at 39 of anemia
  • Jul 9 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • Jul 18 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • Jul 21 Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
  • Jul 29 Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)