Major Events of 1938

  • Sports

    NCAA Football: Texas Christian University Record: 11-0-0
    Heisman Trophy: Davey O'Brien, tcu, QB points: 519
    US Open Golf: Ralph Guldahl Score: 284 Course: Cherry Hills CC Location: Denver

    Nobel Prizes

    KUHN, RICHARD, Germany, Heidelberg University and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) fŸr medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, b. 1900 (in Vienna,Austria), d. 1967: "for his work on carotenoids and vitamins" (Caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award but later received the diploma and the medal.)

    BUCK, PEARL (pen-name of WALSH, PEARL, nŽe SYDENSTRICKER), U.S.A., b. 1892, d. 1973: "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces"

    OFFICE INTERNATIONAL NANSEN POUR LES RƒFUGIƒS (NANSEN INTERNATIONAL OFFICE FOR REFUGEES) an international relief organization in Geneva started by Fridtjof Nansen in 1921.

    Physiology or Medicine
    HEYMANS, CORNEILLE JEAN FRAN‚OIS, Belgium, Ghent University, b. 1892, d. 1968: "for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration"

    FERMI, ENRICO, Italy, Rome University, b. 1901, d. 1954: "for his demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Thornton Wilder ... "Our Town"
    Fiction: John Philips Marquand ... "The Late George Apley"
    History: Paul Herman Buck ... "The Road to Reunion 1865-1900"
    Public Service: "Bismark (ND) Tribune"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "You Can't Take it With You"
    Best Director: Frank Capra ... "You Can't Take It with You"
    Best Actor: Spencer Tracy ... "Boys Town"
    Best Actress: Bette Davis ... "Jezebel"

    Popular Movies

    1. Angels with Dirty Faces
    2. Boys Town
    3. Dodge City
    4. Goodbye Mr. Chips
    5. Gunga Din
    6. The Hardys Ride High
    7. Jesse James 8. Juarez
    9. Out West with the Hardys
    10. Pygmalion