On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1938

Historical Events

  • Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), born in Govan, Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Bertram Mills, British circus proprietor (Bertram Mills Circus), dies at 70
  • Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
1938 Highlights

About April 16, 1938

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries