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What Events HappenedU.S.
- New England Hurricane of 1938 on September 21st (or Great New England Hurricane or Long Island Express
- Freak Waves at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia cause 300 swimmers to be dragged out to sea
- Fair Labor Standards Act ( Wages and Hours Bill ) passes regulations "labor of persons under eighteen years of age"
- Honeymoon Bridge across Niagara Falls, collapses
- Floods and Landslides in Los Angeles cause 200 deaths
- The First use of A seeing eye dogs occurs
- German troops enter Austria
- Agricultural Adjustment Act is passed helping farmers affected by Dust Bowl
- Fair Labor Standards Act US with Minimum Hourly Rate of 25 cents
- Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae - FNMA) Established
- Germany begins its persecution of Jews
- Howard Hughes sets a new Round The World Record of 3 days, 19 hours
- March of Dimes Polio Foundation Created on January 3rd
- A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in an empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania
- Seabiscuit and War Admiral have their long awaited race to decide the best horse which Seabiscuit beats War Admiral
- RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at John Brown, Clydebank, Scotland.
- Italy wins the World Cup in France defeating Hungary
- The Los Angeles Floods on February 27th leave much of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties, the flood was caused by oceanic storms with heavy rainfall in the Los Angeles Basin leaving more than 100 dead and roads, bridges and thousands of homes and buildings destroyed
- Action Comics issues the first Superman comic
- Orson Welles's radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing mass panic in the eastern United States.
- Adolf Hitler is Time magazine's "Man of the Year" (as most influential during the course of the year, not as 'best' man of the year)
- Kate Smith sings a rendition of Irvin Berlin's 'God Bless America' for the first time on radion during an Armistice Day broadcast
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Boys Town, starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney
- Jezebel, starring Bette Davis
Born This Year 1938Evel Knievel October 17th
Christopher Allen Lloyd October 22nd
Ted Turner November 19th
Jon Voight December 29th
Rod Laver August 9th -- Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Bernard L. Madoff April 29th -- Queens, New York, USA
Manuel Noriega February 11th -- Panama City, Panama
Oliver Reed February 13th -- Wimbledon, London, England
Kenny Rogers August 21st -- Houston, Texas, United States
Ted Turner November 19th -- Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
- Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
- Steam locomotive "Mallard" sets the world speed record for steam by reaching 126 mph.
- Ball Point Pens are introduced
- Teflon Introduced
- Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon".
- The First Nylon Products Toothbrushes are marketed
Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Ballpoint Pen Hungary by Laszlo Biró - also called a biro (UK)
Photocopier USA by Chester Carlston
Freeze Dried Coffee by Nescafe
Major World Political LeadersAustralia Prime Minister Joseph Lyons Brazil President Getúlio Vargas Canada Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Germany Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Italy Prime Minister Benito Mussolini
Japan Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe Mexico President Lázaro Cárdenas Russia / Soviet Union
General Secretary of the Central Committee Joseph Stalin South Africa Prime Minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt United Kingdom Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain