October 1938 calendar

October 1938

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1938?


  • 01 Oct 1938 Cubs clinch NL pennant
  • 02 Oct 1938 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers
  • 04 Oct 1938 The Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War begin withdrawing their foreign volunteers from combat as agreed on July 5.
  • 06 Oct 1938 Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 07 Oct 1938 Germany demands all Jewish passports stamped with the letter J.
  • 09 Oct 1938 A Copland and E Lorings ballet Billy the Kid, premieres in Chicago
  • 14 Oct 1938 Nazis plan Jewish ghettos for all major cities
  • 15 Oct 1938 Robert Sherwoods Abe Lincoln in Illinois, premieres in New York City
  • 16 Oct 1938 Winston Churchill, in a broadcast address to the United States, condemns the Munich Agreement as a defeat and calls upon America and western Europe to prepare for armed resistance against Hitler.
  • 18 Oct 1938 The German government expels 12,000 Polish Jews living in Germany the Polish government accepts 4,000 and refuses admittance to the remaining 8,000, who are forced to live in the no-man's land on the German-Polish frontier.
  • 21 Oct 1938 Japanese troops capture Canton, main southern China port.
  • 22 Oct 1938 Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
  • 24 Oct 1938 US forbids child labor in factories
  • 25 Oct 1938 Japanese troops occupies Hankou andWuhan
  • 26 Oct 1938 Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber nylon
  • 27 Oct 1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon".
  • 28 Oct 1938 Farewell parade of International Brigade
  • 30 Oct 1938 Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, causing a nationwide (USA) panic. About a million radio listeners believe that a real Martian invasion is underway.
  • 05 Oct 1938 Holocaust: In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.


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