September 1938 calendar

September 1938

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1938?


  • 01 Sep 1938 Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews
  • 02 Sep 1938 Soviet Ambassador to Britain Ivan Maisky calls on Winston Churchill, to tell him that Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinov has expressed to the French chargé d'affaires in Moscow that the Soviet Union is willing to fight over the territorial integrity of Czechoslovakia.
  • 03 Sep 1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
  • 04 Sep 1938 Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
  • 05 Sep 1938 Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are assassinated in the Seguro Obrero massacre.
  • 06 Sep 1938 Wilhelmina celebrates 40th anniversary jubilee as Dutch Queen
  • 07 Sep 1938 ''The Times'' publishes a lead article which calls on Czechoslovakia to cede the Sudetenland to Germany.
  • 09 Sep 1938 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt disallows the popular interpretation of Bullitt's speech at a press conference at the White House. Roosevelt states it is quot100% wrongquot the U.S. would join a quotstop-Hitler blocquot under any circumstances, and makes it quite clear that in the event of German aggression against Czechoslovakia, the U.S. would remain neutral.
  • 10 Sep 1938 Hermann Göring, in a speech at Nuremberg, calls the Czechs a quotmiserable pygmy racequot who are quotharassing the human race.quot That same evening, Edvard Beneš, President of Czechoslovakia, makes a broadcast in which he appeals for calm.
  • 12 Sep 1938 Adolph Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech
  • 13 Sep 1938 The followers of Konrad Henlein begin an armed revolt against the Czechoslovak government in Sudetenland. Martial law is declared and after much bloodshed on both sides order is temporarily restored. Neville Chamberlain personally sends a telegram to Hitler urgently requesting that they both meet.
  • 15 Sep 1938 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts one day).
  • 17 Sep 1938 52nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton
  • 18 Sep 1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
  • 21 Sep 1938 Hurricane (winds 183 MPH) in New England (Long Island, New York, New Jersey) kills 500-700, wrecking tens of millions of dollars in property.
  • 23 Sep 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sends Adolf Hitler's demands to Czechoslovakia.
  • 24 Sep 1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title
  • 26 Sep 1938 Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land
  • 27 Sep 1938 British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth, launches at Clydebank Scotland
  • 28 Sep 1938 Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message No war coming
  • 29 Sep 1938 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in New York City
  • 30 Sep 1938 British Premier Chamberlain arrives in Munich
  • 05 Sep 1938 Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are executed after surrendering during a failed coup.


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