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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1938.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Neville Chamberlain (Conservative), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1938: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1938?


Events

  • 02 Aug 1938 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs. Cardinals)
  • 04 Aug 1938 Lord Runciman arrives in Prague to act as Neville Chamberlain's special envoy in the continuing Sudetenland disturbances.
  • 05 Aug 1938 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 06 Aug 1938 The Looney Tunes animated short ''Porky amp Daffy'' is released.
  • 07 Aug 1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
  • 08 Aug 1938 The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
  • 10 Aug 1938 119 degrees F (48 degrees C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record).
  • 11 Aug 1938 German commercial plane flies non-stop 25 hours from Berlin to New York.
  • 17 Aug 1938 1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland)
  • 18 Aug 1938 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US and Canada
  • 20 Aug 1938 Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam : a record that still stands.
  • 21 Aug 1938 Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public and High School
  • 22 Aug 1938 Civil Aeronautics Authority (independent agency).
  • 23 Aug 1938 English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.
  • 24 Aug 1938 England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs at The Oval
  • 26 Aug 1938 British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine
  • 27 Aug 1938 Yanks Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 28 Aug 1938 Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
  • 31 Aug 1938 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)

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Movies

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You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Country: United States of America

Block-Heads

Block-Heads

Release year: 1938

Directed by: John G. Blystone

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Country: United States of America

Dick Tracy Returns

Dick Tracy Returns

Release year: 1938

Directed by: John English, William Witney

Starring: Ralph Byrd, Lynne Roberts, Charles Middleton, Jerry Tucker

Carefree

Carefree

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear

Country: United States of America

Sunset Trail

Sunset Trail

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Charlotte Wynters