On This Day

June 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 German law on "Entartete Art" legalizes art robbery

Historic Event

Jun 6 Sigmund Freud arrives in London

  • Jun 7 1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"
  • Jun 7 Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown (Eddie Allen)

Historic Event

Jun 7 The Douglas DC-4E makes its 1st 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 5.0 Earthquake in Belgium kills 2, strongest in 45 years
  • Jun 13 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • Jun 14 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • Jun 14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • Jun 17 Japan declares war on China
  • Jun 19 "Olympian Flyer" express train crashes in Montana, killing 47
  • 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
  • Jun 25 US federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week
  • Jun 30 Superman 1st appears in DC Comics' Action Comics Series issue #1
  • Jun 30 Final game at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, Giants beat Philadelphia 14-1

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Frits Wols [Eugene W Wong Loi Sing], Suriname, Secretary-General (UNESCO)
  • Jun 5 Marion Chapman, smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g), born in South Shields, England
  • Jun 6 Prince Luís of Orléans-Braganza, pretender to the Brazilian throne, born in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
  • Jun 7 Judy Ann Scott-Fox, literary agent, born in Devon, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 9 Jeremy Hardie, British economic and businessman (W H Smith Group, Monopoly and Mergers Commission)
  • Jun 9 Peter Sanders, British head of the Commission for Racial Equality
  • Jun 9 Roger Hurn, British businessman (Smith's Industries)
  • Jun 16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • Jun 16 Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • Jun 17 Peter Michael, English electronic manufacturer (UEI, Paintbox)
  • Jun 18 Joop Worrell, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jun 18 Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 19 Charles Gwathmey, architect (5 Architects)
  • Jun 19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • Jun 21 Dan Burton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jun 24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • Jun 26 Neil Abercrombie, American politician (Rep-D-Hawaii, 1986-88), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26 Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • Jun 27 Bruce Babbitt, American attorney and politician (47th United States Secretary of the Interior), born in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Jun 28 Leon Panetta, American politician (23rd United States Secretary of Defense), born in Monterey, California
  • Jun 28 Moy Yat, Chinese martial artist (student of Yip Man) (d. 2001)

Weddings in History

Milton Friedman

Jun 25 Economist Milton Friedman (25) weds Rose Friedman at the Jewish Seminary in New York City

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), dies at 36
  • Jun 6 Rafael Guízar y Valencia, Mexican Catholic bishop (cared for the wounded, sick, and dying during the Mexican Revolution), dies at 60
  • Jun 7 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • Jun 14 William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • Jun 22 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), dies at 61
  • Jun 30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61