LOOK 1938

Historical Highlights of 1938 …

  • Orson Welles broadcast of H.G. Wells’s “War of the Worlds”, creates a nationwide panic, as listeners believe that aliens have landed.
  • Artie Shaw has a hit with “Begin The Beguine”.
  • Frank Capra’s “You Can’t Take It With You” wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • Famous Births … Tina Turner, Ted Turner, Kenny Rodgers.
  • Deaths … Robert Johnson, blues singer, E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye..
  • New York Yankees defeat Chicago Cubs (4-0) in the World Series.
  • A first-class postage stamp cost $0.03.
  • Floods and Landslides in Los Angeles cause 200 deaths.
  • Hitler marches into Austria; Nazis begin persecution of Jews.
  • Teflon is developed at Du Pont.

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