May 1938 calendar

May 1938

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1938?


  • 02 May 1938 Ella Fitzgerald records A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  • 03 May 1938 Vatican recognizes Francesco Franco as head of Spain.
  • 04 May 1938 Douglas Hyde (a Protestant) becomes first president of Eire.
  • 06 May 1938 Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Adolf Hitler).
  • 07 May 1938 Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany undesired strangers
  • 09 May 1938 Kaarel Eenpalu becomes prime minister of Estonia.
  • 10 May 1938 Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam
  • 12 May 1938 Sandoz Labs manufactures LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
  • 13 May 1938 US Congress passes the $1.156 billion Naval Expansion Bill.
  • 14 May 1938 English soccer team beats Nazi-Germany, 6-3
  • 15 May 1938 Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium.
  • 16 May 1938 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
  • 17 May 1938 Radio quiz show Information Please! debuts on NBC Blue Network.
  • 20 May 1938 Czechoslovakia orders a partial mobilization of its armed forces along the German border.
  • 21 May 1938 Matsuo Toi kills 30 people in a village in Okayama, Japan, in the Tsuyama massacre, the world's worst spree killing by an individual until 1982.
  • 22 May 1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
  • 23 May 1938 Temporarily frustrated by the Czechoslovak mobilization and international diplomatic unity in the face of German demands over the Sudetenland, Hitler orders the Foreign Office to assure the Czechoslovaks that he has no demands on their territory. The world at large mistakenly believes the crisis is averted.
  • 25 May 1938 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
  • 26 May 1938 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins work.
  • 28 May 1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor is laid.
  • 30 May 1938 Poland who had its eyes on the Teschen region of Czechoslovakia was reassured by Rumania that it would block any attempt by the Soviet Union to come to the aid of the Czechs in the event of a Polish invasion.
  • 25 May 1938 Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1938?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - The Girl In The Bonnet Of Blue


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?