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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1938: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1938?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1938 School bus and train collide in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • 06 Dec 1938 117 Spanish knights under Captain Piet Laros return to the Netherlands
  • 07 Dec 1938 W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch by radio.
  • 08 Dec 1938 Highest temperature for December in US recorded in La Mesa, California.
  • 10 Dec 1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood.
  • 11 Dec 1938 New York Giants win NFL championship.
  • 13 Dec 1938 The Holocaust: The Neuengamme concentration camp opens in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, Germany.
  • 14 Dec 1938 Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as American League (baseball) president.
  • 15 Dec 1938 Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.
  • 16 Dec 1938 Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
  • 17 Dec 1938 Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire
  • 20 Dec 1938 Vladimir K Zworykin (Pennsylvania, USA) receives patent on the Iconoscope TV system.
  • 23 Dec 1938 Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.
  • 27 Dec 1938 A massive avalanche of snow hits a construction worker dormitory site in Kurobe, Japan, killing 87.
  • 29 Dec 1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, in Seattle, Washington, begins.
  • 30 Dec 1938 Electronic television system patented (V K Zworykin)
  • 31 Dec 1938 The 8th International Conference of American States issues the Declaration of Lima, that the American countries agree to stand united against any threat.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1938?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Umbrella Man
  2. - Jeepers Creepers
  3. - Hurry Home
  4. - This Can't Be Love
  5. - You're A Sweet Little Headache

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp

Country: United States of America

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Country: United States of America

The Frontiersmen

The Frontiersmen

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable

The Duke of West Point

The Duke of West Point

Release year: 1938

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Fontaine, Tom Brown, Richard Carlson

Kentucky

Kentucky

Release year: 1938

Directed by: David Butler

Starring: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille